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Kyūju (久寿) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Ninpei and before Hōgen. This period started in October 1151 and ended in April 1154. The reigning emperors were Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇) and Emperor Go-Shirakawa-tennō (後白河天皇).
Events of the Kyūju era
- 22 August 1155 (Kyūju 2, 23rd day of the 7th month): In the 14th year of Konoe's reign, the emperor died.
- 23 August 1155 (Kyūju 2, 24th day of the 7th month): The succession (senso) was received by a younger brother who would become known as Emperor Go-Shirakawa. This was confirmed by ceremonies.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyūju" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 588.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 186-188; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 324-327; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 205-208.
- Titsingh, p. 188.
- Brown, p. 326; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 近衛天皇 (76); retrieved 2012-5-18.
- Titsingh, p. 189; Brown, 326.
- 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 Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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