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Re: [SCA-JML] Japanese Date Structure

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  • Solveig Throndardottir
    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
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      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:

      http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/geschichte-japans/nengo_calc.htm

      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
      http://books.google.com/books?id=9jKgVty_XFoC

      Sir Ernest Mason Satow's 1874 Japanese Chronological Tables
      http://books.google.com/books?id=tE8aAAAAIAAJ

      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.

      http://www.kultur-in-asien.de/Kalender/seite208.htm


      Your Humble Servant
      Solveig Throndardottir
      Amateur Scholar





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