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Ninji (仁治), also called Jinji, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after En'ō and before Kangen. This period started in August 1240 and ended in January 1243. The reigning emperors were Shijō-tennō (四条天皇) and Go-Saga-tennō (後嵯峨天皇).
Events of the Ninji Era
- 1242 (Ninji 3, 10th day of the 1st month): In the 10th year of Shijō's reign, the emperor died; and the succession (senso) was received by the second son of former Emperor Tsuchimikado.
- 1242 (Ninji 3, 5th month): Emperor Go-Saga's role as emperor was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 14 July 1242 (Ninji 3, 15th day of the 6th month): Hōjō Yasutoki died at age 60.
- 7 October 1242 (Ninji 3, 12th day of the 9th month): Former Emperor Juntoku died in exile on Sado Island.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ninji" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 716.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 242-245; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 228-231.
- Titsingh, p. 244; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 四條天皇 (87); retrieved 2012-5-16.
- 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.
- Titsingh, pp. 244-245; Varley, p. 228.
- Titsingh, p. 245; Varley, p. 44.
- Titsingh, p. 246.
- Titsingh, p. 246; Kunaichō, 順徳天皇 (84); retrieved 2012-5-16.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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