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Eichō (永長) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kahō and before Jōtoku. This period started in December 1096 and ended in November 1097. The reigning emperor was Emperor Horikawa-tennō (嘉保天皇).
Events of the Eichō Era
- 1096 (Eichō 1): During the summer, a series of great dengaku dance performances took place in the streets and in open areas near the city. The participants were drawn from the aristocracy and from the common people.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eichō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 170.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 172-176; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 319; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 202.
- Titsingh, p. 176.
- Waseda/Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Dengaku; retrieved 2012-2-25.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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