Engi (era) facts for kids

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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).

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