Kashō (late Heian period)

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For the "Kashō" era which started in 848 -- sometimes romanized as "Kajō", see Kashō (early Heian period).

Kashō (嘉承), also romanized as Kajō,[1] was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōji and before Tennin. This period started in April 1106 and ended in August 1108.[2] The reigning emperors were Horikawa-tennō (堀河天皇) and Toba-tennō (鳥羽天皇).[3]

Events of the 12th century Kashō era[change | change source]

  • 3 October 1106 (Kashō 1): Major Shinto shrines were given many petitions which asked for the healing of "evil influences on the Emperor".[4]
  • 9 August 1107 (Kajō 2, 19th day of the 7th month) : In the 21st year of Emperor Horikawa's reign, he died at the age of 29.[5] The succession (senso) was received by his only son. Soon after, Emperor Toba accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Clement, Ernest Wilson (1903). A Handbook of Modern Japan. A. C. McClurg. p. 333.
  2. Louis Fredric; (Louis-Frédéric) (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 486. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  3. Template:Cite bJapan last= Klaproth
  4. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan. Asiatic Society of Japan. 1935. p. 64.
  5. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 178.
  6. Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and other sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-5-22.

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Kashō 1st 2nd 3rd
Gregorian 1106 1107 1108
Preceded by:
Chōji
Era or nengō:
Kashō
Succeeded by:
Tennin