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Saikō (斉衡 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ninju and before Ten'an. This period started in November 854 and ended in February 857. During this time, the emperor was Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇 ).

Events of the Saikō era

Daibutsu of Todaiji 4
In Saikō 2, the head of the Great Buddha at Todai-ji was repaired
  • 21 April 854 (Saikō 1, 13th day of the 6th month): Minamoto no Tokiwa, also known as Minamoto no Tsune, died at age 43. He was a son of Emperor Saga and he was one of the editors of the Nihon kōki.
  • 855 (Saikō 2, 1st month): An Emishi uprising in the north was met with military force.
  • 855 (Saikō 2, 5th month): The head of the great statute of Buddha in the Tōdai-ji fell off. Donations were collected to pay for making another head for the Daibutsu.

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Preceded by:
Ninju
Era or nengō:
Saikō
Succeeded by:
Ten'an
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