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Ninju (仁寿) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kashō and before Saikō. This period started in April 851 and ended in November 854. During this time, the emperor was Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇).
Events of the Ninju era
- 852 (Ninju 2, 2nd month): A broom star was seen in the west.
- 853 (Ninju 3, 2nd month): The emperor visited the home of Fujiwara Yoshifusa, who was the grandfather of his designated heir.
- 853 (Ninju 3, 5th month): Asama Shrine in Suruga province is given national ranking in the lists of shrines and temples.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ninju" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 716.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 112-114; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 285; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 165.
- Pankenier, David et al. (2008). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 98.
- Titsingh, p. 113.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1962). Studies in Shinto and Shrines, p. 459.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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