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Chōkyō (長享) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) after Bunmei and before Entoku. This period started in July 1487 and ended in August 1489. During this time, the emperor was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).
Events of the Chōkyō era
- 1487 (Chōkyō 1, 8th month): Shogun Ashikaga Yoshihisa led a large army against the daimyo of southern Ōmi Province.
- 1488 (Chōkyō 2): Ryōan-ji is built by Hosokawa Katsumoto.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōkyō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 121.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Tsuchimikado Tennō," p. 265; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 352-361.
- Titsingh, p. 361.
- Asian Historical Architecture, "Ryōan-ji Temple - 竜安寺 (built 1488 onward)"; retrieved 2012-4-27.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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