Enkyō (Kamakura period)

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For the later Japanese historical era of the same name, see Enkyō (Edo period) .

Enkyō (延慶?), also romanized as Enkei, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Tokuji and before Ōchō. This period spanned the years from October 1308 through April 1311.[1] The reigning emperor was Hanazono-tennō (花園天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1308, also called Enkyō gannen (延慶元年?): The new era name was created to mark the accession of Emperor Hanazono.[3] The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Tokuji 3.

Events of the Enkyō era[edit]

Initially, former-Emperor Fushimi administered the court up through the time he took the tonsure as a Buddhist monk,[4] which happened after this nengō ended.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enkei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 179, p. 179, 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. 278-279, p. 278, at Google Books; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 239-241.
  3. ^ Varley, p. 240.
  4. ^ Varley, p. 241.
  5. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 279, p. 279, at Google Books.
  6. ^ Titsingh, p. 278, p. 278, at Google Books; Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959) The Imperial House of Japan, p. 204.
  7. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 278, p. 278, at Google Books.

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Preceded by
Tokuji
Era or nengō
Enkyō

1308–1311
Succeeded by
Ōchō