Ninji

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Ninji (仁治?), also called Jinji, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after En'ō and before Kangen. This period started in August 1240 and ended in January 1243.[1] The reigning emperors were Shijō-tennō (四条天皇?) and Go-Saga-tennō (後嵯峨天皇?).[2]

Events of the Ninji Era[change | change source]

  • 1242 (Ninji 3, 10th day of the 1st month): In the 10th year of Shijō's reign, the emperor died;[3] and the succession (senso)[4] was received by the second son of former Emperor Tsuchimikado.[5]
  • 1242 (Ninji 3, 5th month): Emperor Go-Saga's role as emperor was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).[6]
  • 14 July 1242 (Ninji 3, 15th day of the 6th month): Hōjō Yasutoki died at age 60.[7]
  • 7 October 1242 (Ninji 3, 12th day of the 9th month): Former Emperor Juntoku died in exile on Sado Island.[8]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ninji" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 716.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 242-245; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 228-231.
  3. Titsingh, p. 244; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 四條天皇 (87); retrieved 2012-5-16.
  4. 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 2012-5-22.
  5. Titsingh, pp. 244-245; Varley, p. 228.
  6. Titsingh, p. 245; Varley, p. 44.
  7. Titsingh, p. 246.
  8. Titsingh, p. 246; Kunaichō, 順徳天皇 (84); retrieved 2012-5-16.

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Ninji 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1240 1241 1242 1243
Preceded by:
En'ō
Era or nengō:
Ninji
Succeeded by:
Kangen