Ninju

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Ninju (仁寿?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kashō and before Saikō. This period started in April 851 and ended in November 854.[1] During this time, the emperor was Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇?).[2]

Events of the Ninju era[change | change source]

Torii at Asama Shrine which was given national ranking in Niju 3.
  • 852 (Ninju 2, 2nd month): A broom star was seen in the west.[3]
  • 853 (Ninju 3, 2nd month): The emperor visited the home of Fujiwara Yoshifusa, who was the grandfather of his designated heir.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ninju" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 716.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 112-114; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 285; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 165.
  3. Pankenier, David et al. (2008). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 98.
  4. Titsingh, p. 113.
  5. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1962). Studies in Shinto and Shrines, p. 459.

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Ninju 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
851 852 853 854
Preceded by:
Kashō
Era or nengō:
Ninju
Succeeded by:
Saikō