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Jingo-keiun (神護景雲) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Tenpyō-jingo and before Hōki. This period started in August 767 and ended in October 770. The reigning monarch was Shōtoku-tennō (称徳天皇). This was the same woman who had reigned as the former Empress Kōken (孝謙天皇).
Events of the Jingo-keiun era
- 28 August 770 (Jingo-keiun 4, 4th day of the 8th month): In the 5th year of Shōtoku's reign, the empress died; and she named Prince Shirakabe as her heir. The succession (senso) was received and soon after, Emperor Kōnin is said to have accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
The Jingō-kaihō' was a copper coin issued from 765 to 796. It had a diameter of about 23 mm and a weight of between 3.4 and 4.5 grams.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jingo-keiun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 422.
- Nussbaum, "Shōtoku Tennō," p. 888; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 78-81; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 276; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 145.
- Nussbaum, "Kōken Tennō," pp. 547-548.
- Titsingh, p. 81; Brown, p. 276; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), (称徳天皇 (48); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- 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 2012-5-22.
- Nussbaum, "Jingō-kaihō" at p. 422.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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