The Gihō-reki system was brought from Korea to Japan in the Yi-feng era (676-678) of the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang. This calendar corrected errors in the Yuan-jia li (Genka calendar) which was developed in China. For a short time, both Genka and Gihō calendars were in use.
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