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Jinki ( 神亀 ?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Yōrō and before Tenpyō. This period spanned the years from 724 through 729. The reigning emperor was Shōmu-tennō (聖武天皇 ?).[1]

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Change of era

  • 724 Jinki gannen (神亀元年 ?): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Yōrō 8, on the 4th day of the 2nd month of 724.[2]

Events of the Jinki era

  • 727 (Jinki 4): The emperor sent commissioners into all the provinces to look into examine the administrations of the governors and the conduct of all public functionaries.[3]
  • 724 (Jinki 5): An ambassador from Korea was received in court.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, p. 67-68; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 272-273; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 141-143.
  2. ^ Brown, p. 273.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 68.

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Jinki 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Gregorian 724 725 726 727 728 729

Preceded by:
Yōrō

Era or nengō:
Jinki

Succeeded by:
Tenpyō

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