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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 and ended in February 857. During this time, the emperor was Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇).
Events of the Saikō era[change | change source]
- 21 April 854 (Saikō 1, 13th day of the 6th month): Minamoto no Tokiwa, also known as Minamoto no Tsune, died at age 43. He was a son of Emperor Saga and he was one of the editors of the Nihon kōki.
- 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.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ninju" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 716.
- Nussbaum, "Ten'an" at p. 957.
- 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.
- Titsingh, p. 113; Brown, p. 285; Nussbaum, "Minamoto no Tokiwa" at p. 634.
- Nussbaum, "Nihon kōki" at p. 709.
- Titsingh, p. 114.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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