Takamuko no Kuromaro (高向 玄理, died 654) was a Japanese scholar and diplomat of the Asuka period.

Karumauro traveled to China with Ono no Imoko as kenzuishi representing Empress Suiko in 608.[1] He remained in China for thirty-two years.[2] Following his return in 640, he was awarded the title Kuni no hakase (国博士, "National Scholar"). Karumauro helped write the Taika Reforms in 645.[2] He was sent again as an ambassador to China (kentōshi). Takamuko died upon his arrival in Chang'an in 654.[2]

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  1. ^ Nussbaum, "Kentōshi" at p. 511, p. 511, at Google Books
  2. ^ a b c Nussbaum, "Takamuko no Kuromaro (No Genri)" at p. 935, p. 935, at Google Books