Shōwa (Kamakura period)

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Shōwa (正和?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ōchō and before Bunpō. This period spanned the years from March 1312 through February 1317.[1] The reigning emperor was Hanazono-tennō (花園天皇?).[2]

Events of the Shōwa era[change | edit source]

  • 1313 (Shōwa 2, 10th month): Former Emperor Fushimi shaved his head and became a Buddhist monk.[3]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōwa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 888.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 278-280; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239-243.
  3. Titsingh, p. 279; Varley, p. 241.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Titsingh, p. 280.

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Shōwa 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
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Preceded by:
Ōchō
Era or nengō:
Shōwa
Succeeded by:
Bunpō