was a after Ninpei
and before Hōgen.
This period spanned the years from 1151
. The reigning emperors were and .
Change of era
- ; 1154: The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Ninpei 4, on the 28th day of the 10th month of 1154.
Events of the Kyūju era
- Kyūju 1, in the 5th month (1154): The udaijin Minamoto Masasada retired from public life to become a priest at age 61. He died several years later.
- Kyūju 1, in the 8th month (1154): Fujiwara Saneyoshi, Grand General of the Right, was elevated to the role of Grand General of the Left; and the former dainagon Fujiwara Kanenaga (aged 17) was elevated to take on the newly vacated role of Grand General of the Right.
- Kyūju 2, on the 23rd day of the 7th month (1155): Emperor Konoe died at the age of 17 years without leaving any heirs.
- Kyūju 2, on the 24th day of the 7th month (1155): In the 14th year of Konoe-tennō's reign (近衛天皇14年), the emperor died; and despite an ensuring dispute over who should follow her as sovereign, contemporary scholars then construed that the succession (‘‘senso’’) was received by a younger brother, the 14th son of former-Emperor Toba. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Go-Shirakawa is said to have acceded to the throne (‘‘sokui’’).
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