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Gihō calendar (儀鳳暦, Gihō-reki), also known as Yi-feng li or Rentoku-reki, was a Japanese lunisolar calendar (genka reki).


The calendar was created in China. It was first used in the Rintoku era during the Tang Dynasty..

The Gihō-reki system was brought from Korea to Japan in Yi-feng era (676-678) of the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang. This calendar corrected errors in the Yuan-jia li (Genka calendar) which was developed in China. For a short time, both Genka and Gihō calendars were in use.

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