Eiso

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For the Okinawan king, see Eiso (Ryukyu).

Eiso (永祚?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Eien and before Shōryaku. This period spanned the years from August 988 through November 990.[1] The reigning emperor was Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 989 Eiso gannen (永祚元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Eien 2, on the 8th day of the 8th month of 989.[3]

Events of Eiso era[edit]

  • 989 (Eiso 1, 1st month): Emperor Ichijō made a personal visit to the home of his father, the retired Emperor En'yū, who is now known as Kongō Hō.[4]
  • 989 (Eiso 1, 5th month): Fujiwara no Kaneie fell ill, and his son, Fujiwara no Michitaka, was chosen as regent (Kampaku) in his place. Kaneie retired from public life. He shaved his head and became a Buddhist monk.[4]
  • July 26, 989 (Eiso 2, 2nd day of the 7th month): Fujiwara no Kaneie died at age 62, and his home was converted into a Buddhist temple.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiso" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 172, p. 172, 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. 150-151; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 302-307; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192-195.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 305.
  4. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 151.

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Preceded by
Eien
Era or nengō
Eiso

988–990
Succeeded by
Shōryaku