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Genki (元亀) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Eiroku and before Tenshō. This period spanned the years from April 1570 through July 1573,[1] the reigning emperor was Ōgimachi-tennō (正親町天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • Genki gannen (元亀元年); 1570: The era name was changed because of various wars. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Eiroku 13, on the 23rd day of the 4th month.

Events of the Genki era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Genki" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 238; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, p. 383.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 388.
  4. ^ Titsingh, pp. 388–389.
  5. ^ Titsingh, p. 389.
  6. ^ Hisashi, Fujiki et al. (1981). "The Political Posture of Oda Nobunaga", in Japan Before Tokugawa, p. 169.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by