|Emperor of Japan|
|Died||10 November 765|
Awaji Island (Hyōgo)
Awaji no misasagi (Hyōgo)
In the older Japanese documents, he was often referred as the "unthroned emperor" (廃帝, Haitei).
Events of Junnin's lifeEdit
- 7 September 758 (Tenpyō-shōhō 2, 1st day of the 8th month): In the 10th year of Kōken's reign, the empress abdicated. The succession (senso) was received by her adopted son. Then Emperor Jimmu is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- 764 (Tenpyō-hōji 8): Junnnin was sent in exile to Awaji.
- 10 November 765 (Tenpyō-jingo 1, 23rd Day of the 10th Month): Former Emperor Junnin died in exile.
Junnin caused grain storage centers (Jōheisō) to be established in the provinces. The government stored rice from the years of good harvests. This rice was used to control higher prices when harvests of rice were not good. The Jōheisō were abolished during the Kamakura period.
After his deathEdit
In 1870, Emperor Meiji conferred the posthumous name and title by which he is now known.
Era of Junnin's reignEdit
The years of Junnin's reign are identified by a single era name.
- Tenpyō-hōji (758-765)
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 淳仁天皇 (47); retrieved 2011-10-26.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 59.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 75-78; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 275; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 143-144.
- Brown, Gukanshō, p. 275; Varley, p. 143.
- Brown, p. 275.
- Titsingh, p. 75; Brown, p. 275.
- 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 Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Appert, Georges. (1888). Ancien japon, pp. 29-30.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Junnin Tennō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 437.
- Nussbaum, "Jōheisō" at p. 429.
- Junnin did not appear on the official List of Emperors of Japan until the late 19th century.
- Ponsonby-Fane, p. 420.
- Titsingh, pp. 75-78.
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