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Eikyō (永享?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year" name) after Shocho and before Kakitsu. This period spanned the years from September 1429 through February 1441.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇?).[2]

Change of era

  • 1429 Eikyō gannen (永享元年?): The era name was changed to mark the beginning of the reign of Emperor Go-Hanazono. The previous era ended and a new era commenced in Shōchō 1, on the 29th day of the 7th month, when the new emperor was proclaimed.[3]

Events of the Eikyō era

  • April 14, 1429 (Eikyō 1, 9th day of the 3rd month): Ashikaga Yoshinobu is honored in court; and thereafter, he is known as Yoshinori.[4]
  • 1429: Yoshinori appointed shogun.[5]
  • 1430: Southern army surrenders.[5]
  • 1432: Akamatsu Mitsusuke flees; Yoshinori receives rescript from China.[6]
  • 1433 (Eikyō 5, 6th month): The Emperor of China addressed a letter to Shogun Yoshinori in which, as a conventional aspect of the foreign relations of Imperial China, the Chinese assume that the head of the Ashikaga shogunate is effectively the "king of Japan."[7]
  • 1433: Ōtomo rebells; Hieizan monks rebel.[5]
  • 1434: Tosenbugyo established to regulate foreign affairs.[8]
  • 1436: Yasaka Pagoda at Hokanji in Kyoto destroyed by fire.[9]
  • 1438: Kantō Kanrei (Kantō administrator) Ashikaga Mochiuji rebels against Muromachi shogunate, also known as Eikyō Rebellion (永享の乱 Eikyō-no-ran?) .[10]
  • 1439: Mochiuji is defeated, and he commits suicide; dissatisfaction with Yoshinori grows.[11]
  • 1440: Yasaka Pagoda at Hokanji in Kyoto re-constructed by Yoshinori.[9]
  • 1441: Yoshinori grants Shimazu suzerainty over Ryukyu Islands; Akamatsu murders Yoshinori—Kakitsu Incident; Yamana kills Akamatsu.[12]


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eikyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 171; 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. 331-340.
  3. Titsingh, p. 332.
  4. Titsingh, p. 333.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p. 330.
  6. Ackroyd, p. 330; Keene, p. 78
  7. Titsingh, p. 335.
  8. Kinihara, Misako. The Establishment of the Tosen-bugyō in the Reign of Ashikaga Yoshinori" (唐船奉行の成立 : 足利義教による飯尾貞連の登用), Tokyo Woman's Christian University: Essays and Studies. Abstract.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Yasaka Pagoda, Kyoto.
  10. Ackroyd, p. 330; Nussbaum, "Eikyō-no-ran" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 171.
  11. Ackroyd, p. 330; Mochiuji's suicide at Hokoku-ji
  12. Ackroyd, p. 330; Okinawa Prefecture (2004).This is Okinawa, p.3.


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