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13. Dafu Ise-weki and Wekiya-ku

14. Death of Himiko

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     In the eighth year of the same (A. D. 247) , the (new)
governor (of the Daifang county) , Wang Qi, arrived at
the job.
     The queen (female sovereign) of Wa, Himiko
(meaning, a river and a bay), had never got along with
the male king of Kuna (meaning, nine fields) Country,
Himikiuko
(meaning, a river and a bay near a hill).  
She dispatched Wa's Saishi-uwotsu (meaning, three rock
islands and a harbor near a tail
) and others (to the
Daifang county).  Reaching the county, they explained
the situation of attacking each other.
     Wang Qi dispatched a subordinate of Zhaicao
(meaning, an officer of the north-eastern border area?),
Zhang Zheng
, and others, who brought the yellow flag
as well as the Imperial edict.  They were allowed to meet
the acting Nan-shiwomae (who is a Dafu in Na
Country
), and gave instructions with an urgently prepared
document.
     As Himiko died, a large mound of tomb was built,
with a diameter of about 100 bu (1 bu = 1.45 m). Buried
together were about 100 male and female servants.
     A male king was enthroned next, but everyone in the
country did not agree to it.  There followed an exchange
of massacres, and about 1,000 people were killed at this
time.
      Finally, one of Himiko's female relatives of 13 years
old, Iyo (meaning, a river with slow flow), was
enthroned, and the inside of the country was stabilized.  
Zheng and others instructed Iyo with an urgently
prepared document.
     Iyo made Wa's Dafu as well as Shuai Shan Zhong
Lang Jiang
(meaning a General Leading to Goodness),
Wekiya-ku, and twenty others take Zheng and others to
return home (the Daifang county).  Then they went up to
the capital (of Wei), and gave (the Chinese Emperor)
presents of 30 male and female servants, together with
the contributions of 5,000 white round stones (or
pearls?
), 2 large blue magatamas (curved stones), and
20 pi (1 pi = 9.6 m) of various brocades with different
patterns.

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