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Ōwa (応和?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Tentoku and before Kōhō. This period started in February 961 and ended in July 964.[1] The reigning emperor was Murakami-tennō (村上天皇?).[2]

Events of the Ōwa era

  • 961 (Ōwa 1, 11th month): Emperor Murakami moved in to a a new palace which had to be re-built after the fire of Tentoku 5 (960).[3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōwa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 767.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 139-141; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 295-298; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 183-190.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Titsingh, p. 141.

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