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Hōki (宝亀) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Jingo-keiun and before Ten'ō. This period started in October 770 and ended in January 781. During this time, the emperor was Kōnin-tennō (光仁天皇).
Events of the Hōki era
- 23 October 770 (Hōki 1, 1st day of the 10th month): The era name was changed to mark the beginning of Emperor Konin's reign.
- 778 (Hōki 9): The emperor granted Kashima-jinja a divine seal for use on documents.
- 781 (Hōki 12, 4th month ): The emperor abdicated in favor of his son, who would later come to be known as Emperor Kammu. Emperor Kōnin's reign had lasted for 11 years.
- 781 (Hōki 12, 12th month): Kōnin died at the age of 73.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hōki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
- Nussbaum, "Kōnin Tennō," p. 557; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 81-85; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 277; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 147-148.
- Brown, p. 277.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1963) The Vicissitudes of Shinto, p. 206.
- Nussbaum, "Fujiwara no Momokawa" at p. 206; Titsingh, p. 84.
- Brown, p. 277; Varley, p. 148; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 光仁天皇 (49); retrieved 2012-6-29.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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