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Kyūan (久安), also romanized as Kyū-an, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ten'yō and before Ninpei. This period spanned the years from July 1145 through January 1151. The reigning emperor was Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇).

Events of the Kyūan Era

  • 1145 (Kyūan 1, 8th month): Taiken-mon In, died. She was mother of former-Emperor Sutoku.
  • 1146 (Kyūan 2, 2nd month), The emperor visited the home of former Emperor Toba.
  • 1146 (Kyūan 2, 12th month), Konoe joined Fujiwara no Tadamichi in celebrating his 58th birthday.
  • 1148 (Kyūan 4, 6th month): In Heian-kyō (Kyoto), the imperial palace was destroyed by fire.
  • 1150 (Kyūan 6, 1st month): Konoe married Fujiwara-no Tokoku. This bride became kōgū (first empress).
  • 1150 (Kyūan 6, 3rd month): Konoe took a second wife; and this bride became chūgyo (second empress). Konoe caused discord when he neglected his first wife.
  • 1150 (Kyūan 6, 12th month): Minamoto no Yoshikane became head of the Ashikaga clan in Shimotsuke province.

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