Kanji (era)

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Kanji (寛治?) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ōtoku and before Kahō. This period started in April 1087 and ended in December 1094.[1] The reigning emperor was Emperor Horikawa-tennō (堀河天皇?).[2]

Events of the Kanji era[change | edit source]

  • 1087 (Kanji 1, 5th month): Former emperor Shirakawa retired to Uji.[3]
  • 1088 (Kanji 2, 1st month): Emperor Horikawa visited his father's home in Uji.[4]
  • 1088 (Kanji 2, 10th month): Shirakawa visited the temples at Mt. Hiei.[4]
  • 28 January 1088 (Kanji 2, 14th day of the 12th month): Fujiwara Morozane was given the title of daijō-daijin.[5]
  • 1089 (Kanji 3, 5th month): Shirakawa again visits Mt. Hiei; and this time, he stayed seven days.[4]
  • 1090 (Kanji 4, 12th month): Morozane was named kampaku.[4]
  • March 26, 1094 (Kanji 8, 8th day of the 3rd month): Morozane resigned from his role as kampaku.[6]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kanji" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 471.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 172-176; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 319; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 202.
  3. Titsingh, p. 172.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Titsingh, p. 173.
  5. Titsingh, p. 173; Brown, p. 318.
  6. Brown, p. 318.

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Kanji 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Gregorian 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094
Preceded by:
Ōtoku
Era or nengō:
Kanji
Succeeded by:
Kahō