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Eitoku (永徳 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kōryaku and before Shitoku. This period started in February 1381 and ended in February 1384. The pretenders in Kyoto were Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇 , Go-En'yū-tennō) and Emperor Go-Komatsu (後小松天皇 , Go-Komatsu-tennō) Their Southern Court rivals in Yoshino during this time were Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇 , Chōkei-tennō) and Emperor Go-Kameyama (後亀山天皇 , Go-Kameyama-tennō).

Events of the Eitoku era

  • 1381 (Eitoku 1, 3rd month): The emperor traveled in procession to visit Ashikaga Yoshimitsu at his home.
  • 1381 (Eitoku 1, 7th month): Nijō Yoshimoto was given the position of Prime Minister (daijō daijin).
  • 1382 (Eitoku 2, 1st month): Yoshimitsu is raised to the court position of Minister of the Left (sadaijin), and several days later, he was named General of the Left (sadaisho).
  • 1383 (Eitoku 3): Emperor Go-Kameyama received the succession in the Southern Court.

Southern Court nengō.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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Northern Court nengō:
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