Daidō facts for kids
Daidō (大同code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Enryaku and before Kōnin. This period started in May 806 and ended in September 810. During this time, the emperors were Heizei-tennō (平城天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Saga-tennō (嵯峨天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Daidō era
- 806 (Daidō 1): Kōbō-Daishi (弘法大師code: ja is deprecated ), also known as Kūkai (空海code: ja is deprecated ), returned to Japan from China; and he settled at Miyajima where he established Daishō-in (大聖院code: ja is deprecated ).
- 9 April 806 (Daidō 1, 17th day of the 3rd month): In the 25th year of Emperor Kammu's reign, he died; and the succession (senso) was received by a his son. Soon after, Emperor Heizei accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 18 May 809 (Daidō 4, 1st day of the 4th month): In the 4th year of Emperor Heizei's reign, he abdicated. Heizei's successor was his second son who became known as Emperor Saga.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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