Genryaku facts for kids
Genryaku (元暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Juei and before Bunji. This period started in April 1184 and ended in August 1185. The reigning emperors were Antoku-tennō (安徳天皇) and Go-Toba-tennō (後鳥羽天皇).
Events of the Genryaku era
- 25 April 1185 (Genryaku 2, 24th day of the 3rd month): the Taira (also known as the Heike) and the Minamoto clashed in the Battle of Dan-no-ura; and the Heike are defeated. Antoku drowned at Dan-no-ura.
- 6 August 1185 (Genryaku 2, 9th day of the 7th month): Great earthquake in Kyoto and in the Kinai region.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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