Angen

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Angen (安元?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Jōan and before Jishō. This period started in July 1175[1] and ended in August 1177.[2] The reigning emperor was Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇?).[3]

Events of the Angen era[change | edit source]

  • 23 August 1176 (Angen 2, 17th day of the 7th month): Former-Emperor Rokujō died at the age of 13;[7] and also in this same month, Takakura's mother died.[8]
  • 27 May 1177 (Angen 3, 28th day, 4th month): A fire destroyed the building of the Daigaku-ryō.[10]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jō-an" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 427.
  2. Nussbaum, "Jishō" at p. 425.
  3. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 195-200; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 330-333; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 212-214.
  4. Titsingh, p. 197; Brown, pp. 331-332.
  5. Titsingh, p. 197; Brown, p. 332.
  6. Titsingh, p. 197.
  7. Titsingh, p. 197; Brown, p. 329; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 六条天皇 (79); retrieved 2012-5-23.
  8. Titsingh, p. 197; Brown, p. 331.
  9. Titsingh, pp. 197-198.
  10. Minakata Kumagusu and F. Victor Dickens. (1905). "A Japanese Thoreau of the Twelfth Century," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, p. 238.

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Angen 1st 2nd 3rd
Gregorian 1175 1176 1177
Preceded by:
Jōan
Era or nengō:
Angen
Succeeded by:
Jishō