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Eiman (永万?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Chōkan and before Nin'an. This period spanned the years from June 1165 through August 1166.[1] The reigning emperor was Emperor Rokujō-tennō (六条天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • February 13, 1165 Eiman gannen (永万元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Chōkan 3, on the 5th day of the 6th month in the year 1165.[3]

Events of the Eiman era[edit]

  • 1165 (Eiman 1): The infant son of Emperor Nijō was named heir apparent; and this Crown Prince will soon become Emperor Rokujō.[4]
  • August 3, 1165 (Eiman 1, 25th day of the 6th month): In the 7th year of Emperor Nijō's reign (桓武天皇7年), the emperor fell so very ill that he abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by a his son. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Rokujō is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui).[5]
  • September 4, 1165 (Eiman 1, 27th day of the 7th month): The former-Emperor Nijō died at age 22.[6]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiman" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 171, p. 171, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  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. ^ Brown, p. 328.
  4. ^ Kitagawa, H. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p.783.
  5. ^ Titsingh, p. 194; Brown, p. 329; 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.
  6. ^ Brown, p. 328; Kitagawa, p.783.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by