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Genkyū (元久) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kennin and before Ken'ei. This period started in February 1204 and ended in April 1206. The reigning emperor was Tsuchimikado-tennō (土御門天皇).
Events of the Genkyū era
- 1204 (Genkyū 1, 10th month): Minamoto no Sanetomo ordered Hōjō Masanori, Hōjō Tomomichi and Hatakeyama Shigeyasu to travel to Heian-kyo. They were to return with Sanetomo's bride.
- 1204 (Genkyū 1, 12th month): Two of Sanetomo's emissaries returned to the Kantō; but Shigeyasu remained in Heian-kyo where he died.
- 1205 (Genkyū 2, 3rd month): Kyoto and the provinces of the Kinai were struck by a notable storm.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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