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Eiman (永万 ?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Chōkan and before Nin'an. This period spanned the years from 1165 through 1166. The reigning emperor was Emperor Rokujō-tennō (六条天皇 ?).[1]


Change of era

  • February 13, 1165 Eiman gannen (永万元年 ?): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Chōkan 3, on the 5th day of the 6th month of 1165.[2]

Events of the Eiman era

  • 1165 (Eiman 1): The infant son of Emperor Nijō was named heir apparent; and this Crown Prince will soon become Emperor Rokujō.[3]
  • August 3, 1165 (Eiman 1, 25th day of the 6th month): In the 7th year of Emperor Nijō's reign (桓武天皇7年), the emperor fell so very ill that he abdicated; and the succession (‘‘senso’’) was received by a his son. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Rokujō is said to have acceded to the throne (‘‘sokui’’).[4]
  • September 4, 1165 (Eiman 1, 27th day of the 7th month): The former-Emperor Nijō died at age 22.[5]


  1. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 194-195; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 329-330; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 212.
  2. ^ Brown, p. 328.
  3. ^ Kitagawa, H. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p.783.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 194; Brown, 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.
  5. ^ Brown, p. 328; Kitagawa, p.783.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by


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