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Jinki (era)

Jinki (神亀) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Yōrō and before Tenpyō. This period spanned the years from February 724 through August 729.[1] The reigning emperor was Shōmu-tennō (聖武天皇).[2]

Change of era

  • 724 Jinki gannen (神亀元年): The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Yōrō 8, on the 4th day of the 2nd month of 724.[3] The new era name meant "Sacred tortoise".[4]

Events of the Jinki era

  • 727 (Jinki 4): The emperor sent commissioners into all the provinces to look into examine the administrations of the governors and the conduct of all public functionaries.[5]
  • 728 (Jinki 5): An ambassador from Korea was received in court.[5]

Notes

References

  • Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Ōdai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
  • Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764

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Preceded by
Yōrō
Era or nengō
Jinki

724–729
Succeeded by
Tenpyō