Saikō facts for kids
Saikō (斉衡code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , 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code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Saikō era
- 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.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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