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Gen'ō (元応) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Bunpō and before Genkyō. This period started in April 1319 and ended in February 1321.[1] The reigning Emperor was Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇).[2]

Events of the Gen'ō era[change | change source]

After the abdication of Emperor Hanazono, Takaharu-shinno was proclaimed emperor. Nijō Michihira was Chancellor (kampaku); but the court remained under the direction of former-Emperor Go-Uda. Prince Morikuni was the shogun in Kamakura; and Hōjō Takatoki was the shogunate's chief minister (shikken').[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Gen'ō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 238.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 278-281; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239-241.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Titsingh, p. 281.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Titsingh, p. 282.

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