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Jiryaku (治暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kōhei and before Enkyū. This period started in August 1065 and ended in April 1069. The reigning emperors were Go-Reizei-tennō (後冷泉天皇) and Go-Sanjō-tennō (後三条天皇).
Events of the Jiryaku Era
- 3 April 1066 (Jiryaku 2, 6th day of the 3rd month): A broom star appeared in the east at first light.
- 1068 (Jiryaku 4, 14th day of the 8th month): Ceremonies for starting construction on rebuilding the Coronation Hall which had been damaged by fire.
- 1068 (Jiryaku 4, 19th day of the 4th month): In the 4th year of Emperor Go-Reizei's reign, the emperor died at age 44; and the succession (senso) was received by a his son. Shortly thereafter, Go-Sanjō accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jiryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 425.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 162-166; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 311-314; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 197-198.
- Pankenier, David et al. (2008). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 120.
- Kitagawa, Hiroshi et al. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p. 74.
- Varley, p. 198; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 後冷泉天皇 (70); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- Titsingh, p. 166; Brown, p. 313.
- 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 2012-2-23.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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