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Ninji (仁治), also called Jinji, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after En'ō and before Kangen. This period started in August 1240 and ended in January 1243. The reigning emperors were Shijō-tennō (四条天皇) and Go-Saga-tennō (後嵯峨天皇).

Events of the Ninji Era

  • 1242 (Ninji 3, 10th day of the 1st month): In the 10th year of Shijō's reign, the emperor died; and the succession (senso) was received by the second son of former Emperor Tsuchimikado.
  • 1242 (Ninji 3, 5th month): Emperor Go-Saga's role as emperor was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
  • 14 July 1242 (Ninji 3, 15th day of the 6th month): Hōjō Yasutoki died at age 60.
  • 7 October 1242 (Ninji 3, 12th day of the 9th month): Former Emperor Juntoku died in exile on Sado Island.

Related pages

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