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Enkyū (延久) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Jiryaku and before Jōhō. This period started in April 1069 and ended in August 1074. The reigning emperors were Go-Sanjō-tennō (後三条天皇) and Shirakawa-tennō (白河天皇).
Events of the Enkyū Era
- 1069 (Enkyū 1): The emperor's consort was raised to the status of chūgū.
- 1072 (Enkyū 4, 8th day of the 12th month): In the 6th year of Go-Sanjō's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his son. Soon after, Emperor Shirakawa accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 1073 (Enkyū 5, 21st day of the 4th month): Go-Sanjō entered the Buddhist priesthood; and his priestly name was Kongō-gyō.
- 1073 (Enkyū 5, 7th day of the 5th month): Go-Sanjō died at the age of 40.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enkyū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 180.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 166-169; Brown, Delmer. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 314-315; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 199-202.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1934). Kamo-mioya Shrine, p. 41.
- Titsingh, p. 169; Brown, p. 314.
- 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 2012-2-23.
- Brown, p. 315.
- Brown, p. 315; Kunaichō, 後三条天皇 (71); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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