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Ōchō (応長) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Enkyō and before Shōwa. This period started in April 1311 and ended in February 1312.[1] During this time, the emperor was Hanazono-tennō (花園天皇).[2]

Events of the Ōchō era[change | change source]

Retired former-Emperor Fushimi administered the court up through the time he took the tonsure as a Buddhist monk,[3] which happened after this nengō ended.[4]

After this era, the Fujiwara clan influence becomes so powerful that they are able to keep others below them in rank.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōchō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 733.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 278-279; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239-241.
  3. Varley, p. 241.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Titsingh, p. 279.
  5. Armstrong, Robert Cornell. (1914). Light from the East: Studies in Japanese Confucianism, p. 22.

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