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Ryakunin (暦仁) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Katei and before En'ō. This period spanned the years from November 1238 to April 1239.[1] The reigning emperor was Shijō-tennō (四条天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1238 Ryakunin gannen (暦仁元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Katei 4.

Events of the Ryakunin Era[edit]

  • 1238 (Ryakunin 1, 1st month): Yoritsune leaves Kamakura en route to Miyako, accompanied by Yaskutoki and the troupes of several provinces. Fujiwara no Yukimitis stays at Kamakura to preserve order in the land.[3]
  • 1238 (Ryakunin 1, 2nd month): Yoritsune arrives in Miyako and begins to live in his new palace at Rokuhara.[4]
  • 1238 (Ryakunin 1, 10th month): Yoritsune leaves Miyako to return to Kamakura.[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ryakunin" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 796; 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. 242-244; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 227.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 243.
  4. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 244.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by