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Jōryaku (承暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) after Jōhō and before Eihō. This period started in November 1077 and ended in February 1081. The reigning emperor was Emperor Shirakawa-tennō (白河天皇).

Events of the Jōryaku Era

  • 1077 (Jōryaku 1, 1st month): Shirakawa went to the Kamo Shrines. Also, he visited Kiyomizu-dera and other Buddhist temples.
  • 1077 (Jōryaku 1, 2nd month): Minamoto no Morofusa died at the age of 70. He had held the office of Minister of the Right (udaijin).
  • 1077 (Jōryaku 1): The emperor caused Hosshō-ji (dedicated to the "Superiority of Buddhist Law") to be built at Shirakawa.
  • 1079 (Jōryaku 3, 10th month): The emperor visited the Fushimi Inari-taisha at the foot of Mount Fushimi; and he went to the Yasaka Shrine.

Related pages

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