Enryaku

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Enryaku (延暦?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ten'ō and before Daidō. This period started in August 782 and ended in May 806.[1] During this time, the emperor was Kammu-tennō (桓武天皇?).[2]

Events of the Enryaku era[change | edit source]

In Enryaku 12, work building Enryaku-ji temple was started
  • 784 (Enryaku 3): The emperor moves the capital to Nagaoka[6]
  • 17 December 794 (Enryaku 13, 21st day of the 10th month): The Emperor moved by carriage in a grand parade from Nara to Heian-kyō.[8]
  • 796 (Enryaku 15): Copper coins were minted with the legend Ren-hei Ei-hō.[9]
  • 806 (Enryaku 25): Emperor Kammu died at the age of 70.[11]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 181.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kammu Tennō," p. 464; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 86-95; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 277-279; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 148-150.
  3. Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Uona" at p. 211.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p.86; Brown, p. 278.
  5. Imperial Japanese Commission to the World's Columbian Exposition. (1893). History of the Empire of Japan, p. 106.
  6. Nussbaum, "Nagaoka-kyō" at p. 682.
  7. Nussbaum, "Saichō" at p. 805.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Brown, p. 279.
  9. Appert, Georges. (1888). Ancien japon, p. 30.
  10. Nussbaum, "Shoku Nihongi" at p. 883.
  11. Varley, p. 150; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 桓武天皇 (50); retrieved 2011-12-27.

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Enryaku 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801
Enryaku 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th
802 803 804 805 806
Preceded by:
Ten'ō
Era or nengō:
Enryaku
Succeeded by:
Daidō