Enkyō (Kamakura period)

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Enkyō (延慶), also romanized as Enkei, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tokuji and before Ōchō. This period spanned the years from October 1308 through April 1311.[1] The reigning emperor was Hanazono-tennō (花園天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1308, also called Enkyō gannen (延慶元年): The new era name was created to mark the accession of Emperor Hanazono.[3] The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Tokuji 3.

Events of the Enkyō era[edit]

Initially, former-Emperor Fushimi administered the court up through the time he took the tonsure as a Buddhist monk,[4] which happened after this nengō ended.[5]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enkei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 179, p. 179, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 278-279, p. 278, at Google Books; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 239-241.
  3. ^ Varley, p. 240.
  4. ^ Varley, p. 241.
  5. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 279, p. 279, at Google Books.
  6. ^ Titsingh, p. 278, p. 278, at Google Books; Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959) The Imperial House of Japan, p. 204.
  7. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 278, p. 278, at Google Books.


  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Ponsonby-Fane, Richard Arthur Brabazon. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan. Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society. OCLC 194887
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
  • Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764

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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by