Jōhei

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Jōhei (承平), also romanized as Shōhei, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Enchō and before Tengyō. This period started in April 931 and ended in May 938.[1] The reigning emperor was Emperor Suzaku-tennō (朱雀天皇).[2]

Events of the Jōhei era[change | change source]

  • 3 September 931 (Jōhei 1, 19th day of the 7th month): The former-Emperor Uda died at the age of 65.[3]
  • 932 (Jōhei 2, 8th month): Fujiwara no Sadakata died at the age of 65.[4]
  • 933 (Jōhei 3, 8th month): Fujiwara no Nakahira is named Minister of the Right (udaijin).[5]
  • 933 (Jōhei 3, 12th month): Ten of the chief dignitaries of the empire went falcon-hunting together in Owari province. Each of them was magnificent in his formal hunting attire.[4]
  • 935 (Jōhei 5): The Great Fundamental Central Hall (kompon chūdō) on Mt. Hiei burned down.[6]
  • 7 September 936 (Jōhei 6, 19th day of the 8th month): Fujiwara Tadahira was named Prime Ministger (daijō-daijin). Fujiwara Nakahira was named Minister of the Left (sadaijin), and Fujiwara Tsunesuke was named udaijin.[4]
  • 937 (Jōhei 7, 12th month): The former-Emperor Yōzei celebrated his 70th birthday.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jōhei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 429.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 134-155; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 294-295; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 181-183.
  3. Titsingh, p. 135; Brown, p. 295; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 宇多天皇 (59); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Titsingh, p. 135.
  5. Titsingh, p. 135; Brown, p. 294.
  6. Brown, p. 295.

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Jōhei 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938
Preceded by:
Enchō
Era or nengō:
Jōhei
Succeeded by:
Tengyō