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Kyūju (久寿) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ninpei and before Hōgen. This period spanned the years from October 1154 through April 1156. The reigning emperors were Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇) and Emperor Go-Shirakawa-tennō (後白河天皇).
Change of era
- February 14, 1154 Kyūju gannen (久寿元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events.[clarification needed] The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Ninpei 4, on the 28th day of the 10th month of 1154.
Events of the Kyūju era
- 1154 (Kyūju 1, 5th month ): The udaijin Minamoto Masasada retired from public life to become a priest at age 61. He died several years later.
- 1154 (Kyūju 1, 8th month): Fujiwara Saneyoshi, Grand General of the Right, was elevated to the role of Grand General of the Left; and the former dainagon Fujiwara Kanenaga (aged 17) was elevated to take on the newly vacated role of Grand General of the Right.
- August 22, 1155 (Kyūju 2, 23rd day of the 7th month): Emperor Konoe died at the age of 17 years without leaving any heirs.
- August 23, 1155 (Kyūju 2, 24th day of the 7th month): In the 14th year of Konoe-tennō 's reign (近衛天皇14年), the emperor died; and despite an ensuring dispute over who should follow her as sovereign, contemporary scholars then construed that the succession (senso) was received by a younger brother, the 14th son of former-Emperor Toba. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Go-Shirakawa is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui).
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- Brown, p. 326.
- Titsingh, p. 188.
- Titsingh, p. 189; Brown, p. 326; Varley, p. 44. [A distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Go-Murakami.]
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- Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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