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Engi (延喜) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōtai and before Enchō. This period started in July 901 and ended in April 923. The reigning emperors were Daigo-tennō (醍醐天皇).

Events of the Engi era

  • 1 February 901 (Engi 1, 1st day of the 1st month): There was an eclipse of the Sun.
  • 901 (Engi 1): The Sugawara Michizane "incident" developed; but more details cannot be known. Emperor Daigo ordered that diaries and records were burned.
  • May 905 (Engi 5, 4th month): Ki-no Tsurayuki presented the emperor with a collection of waka poetry called the Kokin Wakashū.
  • 909 (Engi 9, 4th month): Fujiwara no Tokihira died at age 39. He had held the office of Miniser of the Left (sadaijin).

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Engi 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920
Engi 21st 22nd 23rd
921 922 923
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