Anna (era)

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Anna (安和) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō, "year name") after Kōhō and before Tenroku. This period spanned the years from August 968 through March 970.[1] The reigning emperors were Reizei-tennō (冷泉天皇) and En'yū-tennō (円融天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • February 2, 968 Anna gannen (安和元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Kōhō 4, on the 15th day of the 8th month of 968.[3]

Events of the Anna era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Anna" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 32, p. 32, 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. 142–143; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 299–300; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 191–192.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 298.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 142.
  5. ^ McCullough, Helen Craig. (1980). Okagami, the Great Mirror: Fujiwara Michinaga (966–1027) and his Times, p. 80.
  6. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 144.
  7. ^ Mostow, Joshua. (1999). At the House of Gathered Leaves: Shorter Biographical and Autobiographical Narratives from Japanese Court Literature, p. 3, p. 3, at Google Books; excerpt, "At the time of Emperor Murakami's death and the accession of Emperor Reizei in 967, it was unclear who would be crown prince ... In 969, an alleged plot to usurp the throne was uncovered; and Imperial Prince Tamehira was banished to Kyushu."


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by