Shōtoku (era)

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Shōtoku (正徳?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Hōei and before Kyōhō. This period started in April 1711 and ended in June 1716.[1] During this time, the emperor was Nakamikado-tennō (中御門天皇?).[2]

The nengō Shōtoku means "Correct Virtue".[3]

Events of the Shōtoku Era[change | change source]

The poet Bonchō died in the 4th year of Shōtoku
  • 1711 (Shōtoku 1): An ambassador from Korea was received at Court.[4]
  • 12 November 1712 (Shōtoku 2, 14th day of the 10th month): Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu died.[4]
  • 1713 (Shōtoku 3): Tokugawa Ietsugu became the 7th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.[4]
  • 1714 (Shōtoku 4): The shogunate introduced new gold and silver coins into circulation.[5]
  • 1714 (Shōtoku 4): The poet Nozawa Bonchō died.[6]
  • 20 April 1715 (Shōtoku 5, 17th day of the 3rd month): The 100th anniversary of the death of Tokugawa Ieyasu was celebrated.[7]

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Shōtoku 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1711 1712 1713 1714 1715 1716
Preceded by:
Hōei
Era or nengō:
Shōtoku
Succeeded by:
Kyōhō