Juei facts for kids
Juei (寿永) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Yōwa and before Genryaku. This period started in May 1182 and ended in March 1184. The reigning emperors were Antoku-tennō (安徳天皇) and Go-Toba-tennō (後鳥羽天皇).
Events of the Juei era
- 1182 (Juei 1): The entire country suffers a famine.
- 14 August 1183 (Juei 2, 25th day of 7th month): the Taira (also known as the Heike) flee the capital with Emperor Antoku.
- 8 September 1183 (Juei 2, 20th day of the 8th month): In the 3rd year of Antoku's reign, former-Emperor Go-Shirakawa named another emperor; and the young child was given the acceptance of abdication rites (juzen). Go-Shirakawa wanted it to look like the succession (senso) was received by someone other than Antoku; and soon after, Emperor Go-Toba is said to have accepted the responsibility and powers of the emperor (sokui). Emperor Go-Toba is enthroned without the imperial regalia.
- 1183 (Juei 2, 20th day of the 8th month): When Go-Toba is proclaimed emperor by the Genji, there were two emperors — one living in Heian-kyō and another in flight towards the south.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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