Gennin

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Gennin (元仁?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Jōō and before Karoku. This period spanned the years from November 1224 to April 1225.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Horikawa-tennō (後堀河天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1224 Gennin gannen (元仁元年?): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Jōō 3.

Events of the Gennin Era[edit]

  • 1224 (Gennin 1): Kyogyoshinsho was believed to have been composed in 1224; and this is also considered the year in which Jōdo Shinshū was founded.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Gennin" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 239; 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. 238-241; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 226-227.
  3. ^ Yamamoto, Kōshō. (1955). The Shinshu Seiten: the Holy Scripture of Shinshu, p. 343.

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Preceded by
Jōō
Era or nengō
Gennin

1224–1225
Succeeded by
Karoku