Japanese era from February 1381 to February 1384

Eitoku (永徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kōryaku and before Shitoku. This period started in February 1381[1] and ended in February 1384.[2] The pretenders in Kyoto were Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇, Go-En'yū-tennō)[3] and Emperor Go-Komatsu (後小松天皇, Go-Komatsu-tennō) [4] Their Southern Court rivals in Yoshino during this time were Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō)[5] and Emperor Go-Kameyama (後亀山天皇, Go-Kameyama-tennō).[6]

Events of the Eitoku era

  • 1381 (Eitoku 1, 3rd month): The emperor traveled in procession to visit Ashikaga Yoshimitsu at his home.[7]
  • 1381 (Eitoku 1, 7th month): Nijō Yoshimoto was given the position of Prime Minister (daijō daijin).[7]
  • 1382 (Eitoku 2, 1st month): Yoshimitsu is raised to the court position of Minister of the Left (sadaijin), and several days later, he was named General of the Left (sadaisho).[7]
  • 1383 (Eitoku 3): Emperor Go-Kameyama received the succession in the Southern Court.[8]

Southern Court nengō.



  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eitoku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 173.
  2. Nussbaum, "Shitoku" at p. 875.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-En'yū Tennō," p. 251.
  4. Nussbaum, "Go-Komatsu Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 310-327.
  5. Nussbaum, "Chōkei Tennō," p. 120.
  6. Nussbaum, "Go-Kameyama Tennō," pp. 254-255.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Titsingh, p. 316.
  8. Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The 'Tokushi Yoron', p. 329; 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 2012-6-24.

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