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|History of Japan|
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. The reigning emperor was Nijō-tennō (二条天皇).
Change of era
- 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.
Events of the Eiryaku era
- 1160 (Eiryaku 1): Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123–1180), was killed in a campaign to overthrow the imperial chancellor, Taira no Kiyomori; and his wife, Tokiwa Gozen was compelled to flee Kyoto with her three sons.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brown, p. 328.
- Claremont Colleges Digital Library: Ukiyo-e, Accession No. 93.6.40.
- Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. 10-ISBN 0-520-03460-0; 13-ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 10-ISBN 0-674-01753-6; 13-ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
- Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. 10-ISBN 0231049404/13-ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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