Eiso

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Eiso (永祚) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Eien and before Shōryaku. This period spanned the years from August 988 through November 990.[1] The reigning emperor was Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 989 Eiso gannen (永祚元年): 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 Eien 2, on the 8th day of the 8th month of 989.[3]

Events of Eiso era[edit]

  • 989 (Eiso 1, 1st month): Emperor Ichijō made a personal visit to the home of his father, the retired Emperor En'yū, who is now known as Kongō Hō.[4]
  • 989 (Eiso 1, 5th month): Fujiwara no Kaneie fell ill, and his son, Fujiwara no Michitaka, was chosen as regent (Kampaku) in his place. Kaneie retired from public life. He shaved his head and became a Buddhist monk.[4]
  • July 26, 989 (Eiso 2, 2nd day of the 7th month): Fujiwara no Kaneie died at age 62, and his home was converted into a Buddhist temple.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiso" 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 empereurs du japon, pp. 150-151; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 302-307; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192-195.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 305.
  4. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 151.

References[edit]

  • Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 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. ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764

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Preceded by
Eien
Era or nengō
Eiso

988–990
Succeeded by
Shōryaku