Genkyō (元亨), also Genkō, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Gen'ō and before Shōchū. This period started in February 1321 and ended in December 1324. The reigning Emperor was Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇).
Events of the Genkyō era[change | edit source]
- 1321 (Genkyō 1, 2nd month): Saionji Kinakira died. He was Minister of the Right (udaijin).
- 1321 (Genkyō 1, 4th month): The former-Emperor Go-Uda ordered the construction of a small chapel at Daikaku-ji where he lived in retirement.
- 1321 (Genkyō 1, 5th month): The emperor visited Dikaku-ji to see this new chapel for himself.
- 1321 (Genkyō 1, 6th month): Hōjō Kanetoki (北条兼時) died. He was the military governor (鎮西探題 Chinzei-tandai ) in Kyushu.
- 1321 (Genkyō 1, 12th month): Hōjō Norisada was named governor of Kyoto; and Hōjō Hidetoki was named military governor of Kyūshū.
- 1322 (Genkyō 2, 1st month): The emperor visited the former-Emperor Go-Uda at Daikau-ji; and he was entertained by a musical concert.
- 1322 (Genkyō 2, 1st month): Saionji Sanekane died at age 74.
- 1322 (Genkyō 3, 3rd month): Ichijō Uchitsune lost his position as Chancellor (kampaku); and Kujō Fusazane was given this office.
- 16 July 1324 (Genkyō 4, 25th day of the 6th month): Former-Emperor Go-Uda died at age 58.
Related pages[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nengō" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 704-705.
- Nussbaum, "Gen'ō" at p. 238.
- Nussbaum, "Shōchū" at p. 877.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 278-281; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239-241.
- Titsingh, p. 282.
- Titsingh, p. 283.
- Titsingh, p. 284; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), (後宇多天皇 (91); retrieved 2012-5-22.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- Kyoto National Museum -- "Treasures of Daikaku-ji", including portrait of Go-Uda and the former-emperor's will
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