Eiroku (永禄) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kōji and before Genki. This period started in February 1558 and ended in April 1570. During this time, the emperor was Ōgimachi-tennō (正親町天皇).
Events of the Eiroku eraEdit
- 1560 (Eiroku 3, 1st month): Ōgimachi was formally established as emperor.
- 12 June 1560 (Eiroku 3, 19th day of the 5th month): at the Battle of Okehazama, the forces of Imagawa Yoshimoto were defeated by Oda Nobunaga.
- 1564 (Eiroku 7): Nobunaga took control of Inabayama Castle (稲葉山城, Inabayama-jō), also known as Gifu Castle.
- 1568 (Eiroku 11): Oda Nobunaga gives land in Heian-kyō for building a Christian church which was first called Eiroku-ji then called Namban-ji.
- 1568 (Eiroku 11, 9th month): Shogun Yoshihide died from disease.
- 1569 (Eiroku 12): First Christian church opened in Nagasaki.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiroku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 172.
- Nussbaum, "Ōgimachi Tennō," p. 739; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, p. 382-388.
- Titsingh, p. 383; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-29.
- Nussbaum, "Okehazama Tatakai" at p. 745.
- Titsingh, p. 385.
- Naracity Tourist Association, World Heritage; retrieved 2011-12-8.
- Stead, Alfred. (1906). Great Japan: a Study of National Efficiency, pp. 93-94.
- Röpke, Ian Martin. (1999). Historical dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto, p. 204.
- Nussbaum, "Namban-ji" in at p. 694.
- Titsingh, p. 386.
- Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan, "An Overview of the History of the History of the Catholic Church in Japan"; retrieved 2012-4-27.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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