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Shōhō (正保) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kan'ei and before Keian. This period started in December 1644 and ended in February 1648. During this time, the emperor was Go-Kōmyō-tennō (後光明天皇).
Events of the Shōhō era[change | change source]
- 1644 (Shōhō 1): The third major map of Japan was ordered by the shogunate.
- 18 May 1645 (Shōhō 2, 23rd day of the 4th month): The Shogun was elevated the court role of Dainagon.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōhō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 881.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kōmyō Tennō," p. 256; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 412.
- Traganeou, Jilly. (2004). The Tōkaidō Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan, p. 230; National Archives of Japan, Shoho Shiroezu ("maps of castle towns); retrieved 2012-12-8.
- Titsingh, pp. 412-413.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- National Archives of Japan map of Edo in the 1st or 2nd year of Shōhō (1644 or 1645)
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