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Hōen (保延) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōshō and before Eiji. This period started in September 1135 ended in July 1141.[1] During this time, the emperor was Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇).[2]

Events of the Hōen Era[change | change source]

  • 1136 (Hōen 2, 3rd month): The former-Emperor Toba hosted a grand dinner party.[3]
  • 1138 (Hōen 4, 9th month): Toba went to Mount Hiei, where he stayed for seven days.[3]
  • 2 May 1140 (Hōen 6, 14th day of the 4th month): The priests of the Buddhist temples on Mount Hiei joined together to burn down the Mii-dera.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hōen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 339.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 181-185; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 322-324; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 204-205.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Titsingh, p. 184.
  4. Titsingh, p. 185; Brown, p. 324.

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