January 24, 1118Gen'ei gannen (元永元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Eikyū 6, on the 3rd day of the 4th month of 1118.
1118 (Gen'ei 1, 12th month): Emperor Toba attended a festival organized by Saishō-ji. This temple had been established under the auspices of his Imperial patronage.
1119 (Gen'ei 2, 8th month): Arihito, a Prince of the blood, was honored with the name Minamoto; and he was elevated to the 2nd rank of the 3rd class. Arihito's father, Sukehito-shinnō, was the third son of Emperor Go-Sanjō, and the younger brother of Emperor Toba. Arihito is said to have excelled in the arts of poetry.