Jinki (era)

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Jinki (神亀) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Yōrō and before Tenpyō. This period started in February 724 and ended in August 729.[1] The reigning emperor was Shōmu-tennō (聖武天皇).[2]

The new era name meant "Sacred tortoise".[3]

Events of the Jinki era[change | change source]

  • 727 (Jinki 4): The emperor sent inspectors into the provinces to review the work of all officials.[4]
  • 724 (Jinki 5): An ambassador from Korea was received in court.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jinki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 424.
  2. Nussbaum, "Shōmu Tennō," p. 884; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, p. 67-68; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 272-273; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 141-143.
  3. Bialock, David T. (2007). Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike, p. 63.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p. 68.

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Jinki 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
724 725 726 727 728 729
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