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Kyūan (久安), also romanized as Kyū-an, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ten'yō and before Ninpei. This period spanned the years from July 1145 through January 1151.[1] The reigning emperor was Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇).[2]

Events of the Kyūan Era[change | change source]

  • 1145 (Kyūan 1, 8th month): Taiken-mon In, died. She was mother of former-Emperor Sutoku.[3]
  • 1146 (Kyūan 2, 2nd month), The emperor visited the home of former Emperor Toba.[3]
  • 1148 (Kyūan 4, 6th month): In Heian-kyō (Kyoto), the imperial palace was destroyed by fire.[5]
  • 1150 (Kyūan 6, 1st month): Konoe married Fujiwara-no Tokoku. This bride became kōgū (first empress).[5]
  • 1150 (Kyūan 6, 3rd month): Konoe took a second wife; and this bride became chūgyo (second empress). Konoe caused discord when he neglected his first wife.[5]
  • 1150 (Kyūan 6, 12th month): Minamoto no Yoshikane became head of the Ashikaga clan in Shimotsuke province.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyū-an" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 587.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 186-188; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 324-326; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 205.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Titsingh, p. 186.
  4. Titsingh, p. 186; this event was important because, in each 60-year cycle, the 1st and the 58th years are lucky according to Chinese astrology.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Titsingh, p. 187.

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