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Eiryaku (永暦) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Heiji and before Ōhō. This period spanned the years from January 1160 through September 1161.[1] The reigning emperor was Nijō-tennō (二条天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • February 9, 1160 Eiryaku gannen (永暦元年): 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 Heiji 2, on the 10th day of the 1st month.[3]

Events of the Eiryaku era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiryaku" 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 emepereurs du japon, pp. 191-194; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 327-329; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 208-212.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 328.
  4. ^ Claremont Colleges Digital Library: Archived 2009-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. Ukiyo-e, Accession No. 93.6.40.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by