Eishō (Heian period)

Eishō (永承) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kantoku and before Tengi. This period spanned the years from April 1046 through January 1053.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Reizei-tennō (後冷泉天皇).[2]

Change of Era

Events of the Eishō Era

The eleventh reconstruction of the Kasuga Shrine in Nara was completed during this era.[7]


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eishō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 172, p. 172, 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. 162-166; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 311-314; ; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 197-198.
  3. Brown, p. 313.
  4. Visser, Marinus Willem. (1935). Ancient Buddhism in Japan: Sūtras and Ceremonies in Use in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries A.D. and their History in Later Times, p. 233.
  5. Hisamatsu, Senʼichi. (1970). Murasaki Shikibu: the Greatest Lady Writer in Japanese literature, p. 146, citing Nippon Bunkashi Nempyō
  6. Varley, pp. 197-198.
  7. Gapard, Allan G. (1992). The Protocol of the Gods: a Study of the Kasuga Cult in Japanese History, p. 142 at Google Books


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by
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