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Chōgen (長元) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Manju and before Chōryaku. This period started in 1028 and ended in April 1037. The reigning emperors were Go-Ichijō-tennō (後一条天皇) and Go-Suzaku-tennō (後朱雀天皇).
Events of the Chōgen era
- 15 May 1036 (Chōgen 9, 17th day of the 4th month): In the 9th year of Go-Ichijō's reign, the emperor died; and the succession (senso) was received by a his son.
- 1036 (Chōgen 9, 7th month): Emperor Go-Suzaku's role as monarch was confirmed in ceremonies (sokui).
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōgen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 118.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 156-159; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 307-310; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 195-196.
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 後一条天皇 (68); retrieved 2012-5-24.
- Brown, p. 310; 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 2012-5-24.
- Titsingh, p. 160; Varley, p. 44.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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