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Ninna (仁和) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Gangyō and before Kanpyō. This period started in February 885 and ended in April 889.[1] The reigning emperors were Kōkō-tennō (光孝天皇) and Uda-tennō (宇多天皇).[2]

Events of the Ninna era[change | change source]

Garden at Ninna-ji which was begun in Ninna 3.
  • 17 September 887 (Ninna 3, 26th day of the 8th month): Emperor Kōkō died at the age of 57.[3] Kōkō's third son received the succession (senso). Shortly thereafter, Emperor Uda formally acceded to the throne (sokui).[4] This was confirmed in ceremonies.[5]
  • 12 May 887 (Ninna 3, 17th day of the 11th month): Mototsune asks Uda for permission to retire from his duties; but the emperor persuades him to continue to serve as kampaku.[6]
  • 887 (Ninna 4, 8th month): Construction of the Buddhist temple complex at Ninna-ji (仁和寺) was completed; and a former disciple of Kōbō-daishi was named to be the leader of the monks who lived there.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ninna" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 716.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 124-125; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 289; Varley, H. Paul, ed. (1980). Jinō Shōtōki, pp. 171-175.
  3. Brown, p. 289; Varley, p.173; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 光孝天皇 (58); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  4. Brown, p. 289.
  5. 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 2012-2-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Titsingh, p. 126.

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