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Shōgen (正元) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōka and before Bun'ō. This period started in March 1259 and ended in April 1260.[1] During this time, the emperors were Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇) and Kameyama-tennō (亀山天皇).[2]

Events of the Shōgen era[change | change source]

  • 1259 (Shōgen 1, 11th month): In the 14th year of Go-Fukakusa's reign (後深草天皇14年), the emperor resigned; and his younger brother became the emperor[3]
  • 1260 (Shōgen 2): Nichiren wrote Rissho Ankoku Ron ("On Securing the Peace of the Land through the Propagation of True Buddhism").[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōgen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 878.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 248-253; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 231-232.
  3. Titsingh, p. 253; 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. Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA), Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 173; retrieved 2011-12-5.

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