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Chōkyū (長久) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōryaku and before Kantoku. This period started in November 1040 and ended in November 1044.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Suzaku-tennō (後朱雀天皇).[2]

Events of the Chōkyū era[change | change source]

  • 1040 (Chōkyū 1, 1st day of the 1st month): a partial eclipse of the sun, predicted for midday, occurred in mid-afternoon, causing complaints about the astronomers' failure to be more accurate.[3]
  • 1040 (Chōkyū 1, 9th month): The Sacred Mirror was burned in a fire.[4]
  • 1041 (Chōkyū 2): The Sanjo Palace burned; and it was reconstructed.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōkyū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 121.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 160-162; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 311; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 195-196.
  3. Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 59, p. 399.
  4. Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982). Lessons from History: the Tokushi Yoron, p. 29.
  5. Hvass, Svend M. (1999). Ise: Japan's Ise shrines, p. 1935.

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