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Jōryaku (承暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) after Jōhō and before Eihō. This period started in November 1077 and ended in February 1081.[1] The reigning emperor was Emperor Shirakawa-tennō (白河天皇).[2]

Events of the Jōryaku Era[change | change source]

  • 1077 (Jōryaku 1, 1st month): Shirakawa went to the Kamo Shrines. Also, he visited Kiyomizu-dera and other Buddhist temples.[3]
  • 1077 (Jōryaku 1, 2nd month): Minamoto no Morofusa died at the age of 70. He had held the office of Minister of the Right (udaijin).[3]
  • 1077 (Jōryaku 1): The emperor caused Hosshō-ji (dedicated to the "Superiority of Buddhist Law") to be built at Shirakawa.[4]
  • 1079 (Jōryaku 3, 10th month): The emperor visited the Fushimi Inari-taisha at the foot of Mount Fushimi; and he went to the Yasaka Shrine.[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jōryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 433.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 169-170; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 316; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 200-202.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Titsingh, p. 170.
  4. Brown, p. 317; Varley, p. 200.

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