Hōki

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Hōki (宝亀?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Jingo-keiun and before Ten'ō. This period started in October 770 and ended in January 781.[1] During this time, the emperor was Kōnin-tennō (光仁天皇?).[2]

Events of the Hōki era[change | change source]

  • 23 October 770 (Hōki 1, 1st day of the 10th month): The era name was changed to mark the beginning of Emperor Konin's reign.[3]
  • 778 (Hōki 9): The emperor granted Kashima-jinja a divine seal for use on documents.[4]
  • 781 (Hōki 12, 4th month ): The emperor abdicated in favor of his son, who would later come to be known as Emperor Kammu. Emperor Kōnin's reign had lasted for 11 years.[3]
  • 781 (Hōki 12, 12th month): Kōnin died at the age of 73.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hōki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōnin Tennō," p. 557; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 81-85; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 277; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 147-148.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brown, p. 277.
  4. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1963) The Vicissitudes of Shinto, p. 206.
  5. Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Momokawa" at p. 206; Titsingh, p. 84.
  6. Brown, p. 277; Varley, p. 148; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 光仁天皇 (49); retrieved 2012-6-29.

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Hōki 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781
Preceded by:
Jingo-keiun
Era or nengō:
Hōki
Succeeded by:
Ten'ō