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Angen (安元) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Jōan and before Jishō. This period started in July 1175 and ended in August 1177. The reigning emperor was Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇).

Events of the Angen era

  • 1175 (Angen 1, 22nd day of the 2nd month): Minamoto no Masamichi died at age 58.
  • 1175 (Angen 1, 11th month): Fujiwara no Moronaga was given the office of naidaijin.
  • 1176 (Angen 2, 3rd month): Takakura visited former-Emperor Go-Shirakawa on his 50th birthday.
  • 23 August 1176 (Angen 2, 17th day of the 7th month): Former-Emperor Rokujō died at the age of 13; and also in this same month, Takakura's mother died.
  • 1176 (Angen 2, 7th month): Fujiwara no Morotaka of Kaga had a dispute with the priests of Mount Hiei; and Fujiwara no Morotsune, set fire to some of the temple buildings. The priests complained to the emperor, but the father of these two brothers was a friend of Go-Shirakawa. The actions of the sons of Fujiwara no Teki were officially ignored.
  • 27 May 1177 (Angen 3, 28th day, 4th month): A fire destroyed the building of the Daigaku-ryō.
  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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