Gangyō

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Gangyō (元慶?) was a 年号, (nengō, lit. "year name"?) after Jōgan and before Ninna. This period spanned the years from April 877 through February 885.[1] The reigning emperor was Yōzei-tennō (陽成天皇?).[2]

Events of the Gangyō era[change | edit source]

Seiwa in the robes of a Buddhist priest before he died in Gangyō 2[3]
  • 20 January 877 (Gangyō 1, 3rd day of the 1st month): Yōzei was formally enthroned at age 8.[4]
  • 877 (Gangyō 1, 2nd month): Ambassadors from Korea arrived in the Izumo province; but they were turned back.[4]
  • 877 (Gangyō 1, 6th month): There was a great drought; and sacrifices were made at the temples of Hachiman, Kamo and other temples in Ise province. Eventually, it rained.[4]
  • 32 December 878 (Gangyō 2, 4th day of the 12th month): Former-Emperor Seiwa died at age 31.[5]
  • 4 March 884 (Gangyō 8, 4th day of the 2nd month): In the 8th year of Yōzei's reign, the emperor was deposed; and the succession (senso) was received by the third son of former Emperor Ninmyō.[6]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Gangyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 231.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 121-124; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 289; Varley, H. Paul, ed. (1980). Jinō Shōtōki, pp. 170-171.
  3. Brown, p. 288.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Titsingh, p. 122.
  5. Brown, p. 289; Varley, p. 170; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 清和天皇 (56); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  6. Brown, p. 289.
  7. Titsingh, p. 124.
  8. 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 2012-2-16.

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Gangyō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885
Preceded by:
Jōgan
Era or nengō:
Gangyō
Succeeded by:
Ninna