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Eiwa (永和) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Ōan and before Kōryaku. This period started in February 1375[1] and ended in March 1379.[2] The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇, Go-En'yū-tennō)[3] Go-En'yū's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō).[4]

Events of the Eiwa era

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  • 1375 (Eiwa 1, 3rd month): Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu visits the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū where he offers a sword for the shrine's treasury, gold foil for the shrine's decoration, and a racehorse for the shrine's stable.[5]
  • 1375 (Eiwa 2, 4th month): For the first time, Shogun Yoshimitsu is permitted to enter the Imperial quarters at the Imperial palace.[5]
  • 1377 -- Goryeo diplomatic envoy Jeong Mongju met with the shogunal deputy (探題, tandai) in Kyūshū, Imagawa Ryōshun. The diplomats discussed steps to control pirates (wakō).[6]
  • 1378 (Eiwa 4, 3rd month): Yoshimitsu moved into his new home in Muromachi;[7] and the luxurious house and grounds are called Hana-no-Gosho[8]

Southern Court nengō

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Eiwa" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 173.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōryaku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 562.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-En'yū Tennō," p. 251; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 310-313.
  4. Nussbaum, "Chōkei Tennō," p. 120.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Titsingh, p. 312.
  6. Titsingh, p. 313; Kang, Jae-eun et al. (2006). The Land of Scholars : Two Thousand Years of Korean Confucianism, p. 159.
  7. Titsingh, p. 313.
  8. Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The "Tokushi Yoron", p. 329.

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