|History of Japan|
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 February 724 through August 729.1 The reigning emperor was Shōmu-tennō (聖武天皇).2
- 724 Jinki gannen (神亀元年): The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Yōrō 8, on the 4th day of the 2nd month of 724.3 The new era name meant "Sacred tortoise".4
- 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.5
- 724 (Jinki 5): An ambassador from Korea was received in court.5
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jinki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 424 at Google Books.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, p. 67-68; Brown, Delmer M. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 272-273; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 141-143.
- Brown, p. 273.
- Bialock, David T. (2007). Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike, p. 63.
- Titsingh, p. 68.
- Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. 10-ISBN 0-520-03460-0; 13-ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 10-ISBN 0-674-01753-6; 13-ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
- Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. 10-ISBN 0231049404/13-ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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