Jiryaku

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Jiryaku (治暦?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kōhei and before Enkyū. This period started in August 1065 and ended in April 1069.[1] The reigning emperors were Go-Reizei-tennō (後冷泉天皇?) and Go-Sanjō-tennō (後三条天皇?).[2]

Events of the Jiryaku Era[change | change source]

  • 3 April 1066 (Jiryaku 2, 6th day of the 3rd month): A broom star appeared in the east at first light.[3]
  • 1068 (Jiryaku 4, 14th day of the 8th month): Ceremonies for starting construction on rebuilding the Coronation Hall which had been damaged by fire.[4]
  • 1068 (Jiryaku 4, 19th day of the 4th month): In the 4th year of Emperor Go-Reizei's reign, the emperor died at age 44;[5] and the succession (senso) was received by a his son. Shortly thereafter, Go-Sanjō accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui).[6] This was confirmed in ceremonies.[7]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jiryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 425.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 162-166; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 311-314; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 197-198.
  3. Pankenier, David et al. (2008). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 120.
  4. Kitagawa, Hiroshi et al. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p. 74.
  5. Varley, p. 198; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 後冷泉天皇 (70); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  6. Titsingh, p. 166; Brown, p. 313.
  7. 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 Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-2-23.

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Jiryaku 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1065 1066 1067 1068 1069
Preceded by:
Kōhei
Era or nengō:
Jiryaku
Succeeded by:
Enkyū