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Eikyō (永享) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year" name) after Shocho and before Kakitsu. This period started in September 1429 and ended in February 1441. During this time, the emperor was Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇).
Events of the Eikyō era
- 14 April 1429 (Eikyō 1, 9th day of the 3rd month): The name of Ashikaga Yoshinobu was changed to Yoshinori.
- 1429: Yoshinori appointed shogun.
- 1433 (Eikyō 5, 6th month): Letter from Emperor of China to the Shogun assumes wrongly that the head of the Ashikaga shogunate is the "king of Japan."
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eikyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 171.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Hanazono Tennō," p. 252; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 331-340.
- Titsingh, p. 333.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p. 330.
- Titsingh, p. 335.
- Titsingh, p. 335; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 後小松天皇 (100)
- Nussbaum, "Eikyō no Ran" at p. 171.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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