Re: [SCA-JML] Japanese Date Structure
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig! The pmjs people were just talking about this.
Japan had more or less two simultaneous year naming systems. One was
a 60 year cycle. The other was based on named "eras" which were often
very short. There is a book of date conversions which you can buy.
The online calendar at he Japanese Department at the University of
Tuebingen (Germany) is probably the most useful of the bunch:
If you prefer a book of tables, the Cornell East Asian Program has
such a book. I believe that the Amazon price for this book is lower
than the Cornell sale price.
Here are a few other sources.
William Bramsen's 1880 Japanese Chronological Tables: Showing the
Date, According to the Julian Or Gregorian Calendar
Sir Ernest Mason Satow's 1874 Japanese Chronological Tables
内務省地理局編纂『三正綜覧』, first published in 1880,
and reissued in a 補正新訂版 by 藝林舍 of Kamakura, 1973.
Your Humble Servant
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