Manju (era)

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Manju (万寿) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, literally "year name") after Jian and before Chōgen. This period spanned the years from July 1024 through July 1028.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Ichijō-tennō (後一条天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1024 Manju gannen (万寿元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Jian 4, on the 13th day of the 7th month of 1024.[3]

Events of the Manju era[edit]

  • 1024 (Manju 1): Fujiwara no Kintō withdrew from his public duties; and he retired to Kitayama in the north of Kyoto.[4]
  • May 4, 1026 (Manju 3, 15th day of the 4th month): a partial lunar eclipse.[5]
  • 1027 (Manju 4): Fujiwara no Michinaga died at age 62.[6]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Manjū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 607, p. 607, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 156-159; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 307-310; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 195-196.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 310.
  4. ^ Iwao, Seiichi. (2002). Dictionnaire historique du Japon, p. 607., p. 607, at Google Books
  5. ^ Pankenier, David. (1999). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 89., p. 89, at Google Books
  6. ^ Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982). Lessons from History: the Tokushi Yoron, p. 29.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by