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Jōji (貞治) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kōan and before Ōan. This period started in September 1362 and ended in February 1368.[1] The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇, Go-Kōgon-tennō).[2] Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇, Go-Murakami-tennō).[3]

Events of the Jōji era[change | change source]

  • 1365 (Jōji 4): Prince Kaneyoshi gained control of Kyūshū.[4]
  • 1367 (Jōji 6): Ashikaga Motouji died;[4] and Yoshiakira gave his position to his son.[5]
  • 1368 (Jōji 7): Ashikaga Yoshimitsu became the third shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate.[6]

Southern Court nengō[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "'Jōji','" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 430.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Kōgon Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 302-308.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p.329.
  5. Titsingh, p. 307.
  6. Titsingh, p. 308.

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