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Eiji (永治) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Hōen and before Kōji. This period started in July 1141 and ended in April 1142. During this time, the emperors were Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇) and Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇).
Events of the Eiji Era
- 5 January 1132 (Eiji 1, 7th day of the 12th month): In the 18th year of Sutoku's reign, the emperor abdicated. The succession (senso) was received by a younger brother. Soon after, Emperor Konoe accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiji" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 171.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 181-188; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 322-326; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 204-205.
- Titsingh, p. 185.
- Titsingh, p. 186; Brown, p. 324.
- Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-12-19.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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