Daidō (大同) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Enryaku and before Kōnin. This period started in May 806 and ended in September 810. During this time, the emperors were Heizei-tennō (平城天皇) and Saga-tennō (嵯峨天皇).
Events of the Daidō era[change | edit source]
- 806 (Daidō 1): Kōbō-Daishi (弘法大師), also known as Kūkai (空海), returned to Japan from China; and he settled at Miyajima where he established Daishō-in (大聖院).
- 9 April 806 (Daidō 1, 17th day of the 3rd month): In the 25th year of Emperor Kammu's reign, he died; and the succession (senso) was received by a his son. Soon after, Emperor Heizei accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 18 May 809 (Daidō 4, 1st day of the 4th month): In the 4th year of Emperor Heizei's reign, he abdicated. Heizei's successor was his second son who became known as Emperor Saga.
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References[change | edit source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Daidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 137.
- Nussbaum, "Heijō Tennō," p. 305; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 96-97; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 279-280; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 151.
- Nussbaum, "Saga Tennō," p. 804; Titsingh, pp. 97-102; Brown, pp. 280-282; Varley, p. 152.
- Kukai (Japanese Buddhist monk)," Encyclopedia Britannica; retrieved 2014-5-7.
- Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), "Hiroshima/Miyajima (World Heritage Sites)"; retrieved 2012-5-7.
- Titsingh, pp. 95-96; Brown, p. 279.
- Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-12-19.
- Titsingh, p. 97; Brown, p. 280.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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