Kaō (era)

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Kaō (嘉応) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Nin'an and before Jōan. This period started in April 1169 ended in April 1171.[1] The reigning emperor was Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇).[2]

Events of the Kaō era[change | change source]

  • 1169 (Kaō 1, 6th month): Go-Shirakawa became a Buddhist priest; and he took the title Hōō.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kaō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 480.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 195-196; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 330-333; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 212-214.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Titsingh, p. 196.

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