Gihō calendar

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Gihō calendar (儀鳳暦, Gihō-reki), also known as Yi-feng li or Rentoku-reki, was a Japanese lunisolar calendar (genka reki).[1]

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The calendar was created in China. It was first used in the Rintoku era during the Tang Dynasty..[2]

The Gihō-reki system was brought from Korea to Japan in Yi-feng era (676-678) of the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang. This calendar corrected errors in the Yuan-jia li (Genka calendar) which was developed in China.[3] For a short time, both Genka and Gihō calendars were in use.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Calendar" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 98-99; Bramsen, William. (1880). Japanese chronological tables, p. 25.
  2. Clement, Ernest W. (1902). "Japanese Calendars," in Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. 30-31, pp. 1-82, 72.
  3. Pak, Song-nae. (2005). Science and technology in Korean history, p. 46.
  4. Japan, Monbushō. (1876). An outline history of Japanese education: prepared for the Philadelphia International Exhibition, 1876, p. 160.

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