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Kyūan (久安), also romanized as Kyū-an, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Ten'yō and before Ninpei. This period spanned the years from July 1145 through January 1151. The reigning emperor was Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇).
Events of the Kyūan Era
- 1150 (Kyūan 6, 1st month): Konoe married Fujiwara-no Tokoku. This bride became kōgū (first empress).
- 1150 (Kyūan 6, 3rd month): Konoe took a second wife; and this bride became chūgyo (second empress). Konoe caused discord when he neglected his first wife.
- 1150 (Kyūan 6, 12th month): Minamoto no Yoshikane became head of the Ashikaga clan in Shimotsuke province.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyū-an" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 587.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 186-188; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 324-326; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 205.
- Titsingh, p. 186.
- Titsingh, p. 186; this event was important because, in each 60-year cycle, the 1st and the 58th years are lucky according to Chinese astrology.
- Titsingh, p. 187.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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