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Eishō (Heian period)
Eishō (永承) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kantoku and before Tengi. This period started in April 1046 and ended in January 1053. The reigning emperor was Go-Reizei-tennō (後冷泉天皇).
Events of the Eishō Era
- 1046 (Eishō 1): Minamoto no Yorinobu wrote about the spirit of Emperor Ojin and Iwashimizu Hachiman.
- 1048 (Eishō 3): Yorinobu died at the age of 81.
- 1051 (Eishō 6): In Michinoku, Minamoto no Yoriyoshi was appointed governor; and he was named chinjufu shōgun.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eishō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 172.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 162-166; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 311-314; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 197-198.
- Visser, Marinus Willem. (1935). Ancient Buddhism in Japan: Sūtras and Ceremonies in Use in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries A.D. and their History in Later Times, p. 233.
- Hisamatsu, Senʼichi. (1970). Murasaki Shikibu: the Greatest Lady Writer in Japanese literature, p. 146, citng Nippon Bunkashi Nempyō
- Varley, pp. 197-198.
- Gapard, Allan G. (1992). The Protocol of the Gods: a Study of the Kasuga Cult in Japanese History, p. 142.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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