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Ninju (仁寿) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Kashō and before Saikō. This period spanned the years from April 851 through November 854.[1] The reigning emperor was Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • February 5, 851 Ninju gannen (仁寿元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Kashō 4, on the 28th day of the 4th month of 851.[3]

Events of the Ninju era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōnin" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 716, p. 716, 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, p. 112; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 264–265; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 165.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 285; Titsingh, p. 112.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 113.
  5. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1962). Studies in Shinto and Shrines, p. 459.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by