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Eitoku (永徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kōryaku and before Shitoku. This period started in February 1381 and ended in February 1384. The pretenders in Kyoto were Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇 Go-En'yū-tennō ) and Emperor Go-Komatsu (後小松天皇 Go-Komatsu-tennō )  Their Southern Court rivals in Yoshino during this time were Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇 Chōkei-tennō ) and Emperor Go-Kameyama (後亀山天皇 Go-Kameyama-tennō ).
Events of the Eitoku era
- 1381 (Eitoku 1, 3rd month): The emperor traveled in procession to visit Ashikaga Yoshimitsu at his home.
- 1381 (Eitoku 1, 7th month): Nijō Yoshimoto was given the position of Prime Minister (daijō daijin).
- 1382 (Eitoku 2, 1st month): Yoshimitsu is raised to the court position of Minister of the Left (sadaijin), and several days later, he was named General of the Left (sadaisho).
- 1383 (Eitoku 3): Emperor Go-Kameyama received the succession in the Southern Court.
Southern Court nengō.
- Kōwa (Muromachi period), 1381–1384
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eitoku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 173.
- Nussbaum, "Shitoku" at p. 875.
- Nussbaum, "Go-En'yū Tennō," p. 251.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Komatsu Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 310-327.
- Nussbaum, "Chōkei Tennō," p. 120.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kameyama Tennō," pp. 254-255.
- Titsingh, p. 316.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The 'Tokushi Yoron', p. 329; 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 Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-24.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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