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Shōan (正安) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Einin and before Kengen. The period started in April 1299 and ended in November 1302.[1] During this time, the emperors were Go-Fushimi-tennō (後伏見天皇) and Go-Nijō-tennō (後二条天皇).[2]

Events of the Shōan era[change | change source]

  • 1301 (Shōan 3, 1st month): In the 5th year of Go-Fushimi's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the throne passed to a cousin who would become known as Emperor Go-Nijō.[3]
  • 1301 (Shōan 3): Hōjō Sadatoki gave up his position as regent (執権, Shikken) for the shogun of the Kamakura shogunate. He became a Buddhist monk.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōan" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 877.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 274-275; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 238-239.
  3. Titsingh, p. 275; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all 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 2012-6-29.
  4. Deal, William E. (2007). Handbook to life in medieval and early modern Japan, p.100.

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