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Eiryaku (永暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Heiji and before Ōhō. This period started in January 1160 and ended in September 1161. During this time, the emperor was Nijō-tennō (二条天皇).
Events of the Eiryaku era[change | change source]
- 1160 (Eiryaku 1): Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123–1180), was killed in a campaign to overthrow the imperial chancellor, Taira no Kiyomori; and his wife, Tokiwa Gozen was forced to flee Heian-kyō (Kyoto) with her three sons.
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References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 172.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 191-193; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 328; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 208-212.
- Claremont Colleges Digital Library: Ukiyo-e, Accession No. 93.6.40.
- Titsingh, p. 193.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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