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Chōkan (長寛) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Ōhō and before Eiman. This period started in March 1163 and ended in June 1165. The reigning emperors were Nijō-tennō (二条天皇) and Emperor Rokujō-tennō (六条天皇).
Events of the Chōkan era
- 1163 (Chōkan 1, 1st month): Taira no Shigemori was promoted to the second rank of the 3rd class in the court hierarchy.
- 1163 (Chōkan 2, 2nd month): At Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji, prayers were offered for the prosperity of the Imperial family.
- 14 September 1164 (Chōkan 2, on the 26th day of the 8th month): Former-Emperor Sutoku died at the age of 46.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōkan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 120.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 193-195; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 329-330; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 212.
- Titsingh, p. 193.
- Brown, p. 328; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 崇徳天皇 (75); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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