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Eihō (永保?) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Jōryaku and before Ōtoku. This period started in February 1081 and ended in April 1084.[1] The reigning emperor was Emperor Shirakawa-tennō (白河天皇?).[2]

Events of the Eihō Era

  • 26 May 1081 (Eihō 1, 15th day of the 4th month): The Buddhist Temple of Miidera was set on fire by the monks of a rival sect.[3]
  • 12 July 1081 (Eihō 1, 4th day of the 6th month): Miidera was burned again by monks from Mt. Hiei.[4]
  • 1083 (Eihō 3, 10th month): At Hosshō-ji, construction begins on a nine-story pagoda.[5]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eihō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 170.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 169-171; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 316; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 199-202.
  3. Brown, p. 316.
  4. Titsingh, p. 171; Brown, p. 316.
  5. Titsingh, p. 171.

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