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Eiso (永祚?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Eien and before Shōryaku. This period spanned the years from August 988 through November 990.[1] The reigning emperor was Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇?).[2]

Events of Eiso era

  • 989 (Eiso 1, 1st month): Emperor Ichijō made a personal visit to the home of his father, the retired Emperor En'yū.[3]
  • 989 (Eiso 1, 5th month): Fujiwara no Kaneie retired; and his son, Fujiwara no Michitaka, was chosen as regent (Kampaku) in his place.[3]
  • 26 July 989 (Eiso 2, 2nd day of the 7th month): Fujiwara no Kaneie died at age 62, and his home was converted into a Buddhist temple.[3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiso" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 172.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 150-151; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 302-307; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192-195.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Titsingh, p. 151.

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Preceded by
'Era or nengō

Succeeded by