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Nin'an (仁安), also known as Ninnan, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Eiman and before Kaō. This period started in August 1166 ended in April 1169.[1] The reigning emperors were Rokujō-tennō (六条天皇) and Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇).[2]

Events of the Nin'an era[change | change source]

  • 1168 (Nin'an 3, 2nd month ): Rokujō was deposed at age 5, and he received the title Daijō-daijin tennō.[3]
  • 30 March 1168 (Nin'an 3, 19th day of the 2nd month): In the 3rd year of Rokujō's reign, the emperor was deposed by his grandfather. The succession (senso) was received by the emperor's cousin who was the third son of former-Emperor Go-Shirakawa.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nin'an" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 714.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 194-195; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 329-330; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 212.
  3. Titsingh, p. 195.
  4. Titsingh, p. 195; Brown, p. 330.
  5. Kitagawa, H. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p.783.
  6. Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-2-23.

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