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Saikō (斉衡?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ninju and before Ten'an. This period started in November 854[1] and ended in February 857.[2] During this time, the emperor was Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇?).[3]

Events of the Saikō era[change | change source]

In Saikō 2, the head of the Great Buddha at Todai-ji was repaired
  • 855 (Saikō 2, 1st month): An Emishi uprising in the north was met with military force.[6]
  • 855 (Saikō 2, 5th month): The head of the great statute of Buddha in the Tōdai-ji fell off. Donations were collected to pay for making another head for the Daibutsu.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ninju" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 716.
  2. Nussbaum, "Ten'an" at p. 957.
  3. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 112-114; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 285; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 165.
  4. Titsingh, p. 113; Brown, p. 285; Nussbaum, "Minamoto no Tokiwa" at p. 634.
  5. Nussbaum, "Nihon kōki" at p. 709.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Titsingh, p. 114.

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