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Chōkyū (長久) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Chōryaku and before Kantoku. This period started in November 1040 and ended in November 1044. The reigning emperor was Go-Suzaku-tennō (後朱雀天皇).
Events of the Chōkyū era
- 1040 (Chōkyū 1, 1st day of the 1st month): a partial eclipse of the sun, predicted for midday, occurred in mid-afternoon, causing complaints about the astronomers' failure to be more accurate.
- 1040 (Chōkyū 1, 9th month): The Sacred Mirror was burned in a fire.
- 1041 (Chōkyū 2): The Sanjo Palace burned; and it was reconstructed.
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- Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 59, p. 399.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982). Lessons from History: the Tokushi Yoron, p. 29.
- Hvass, Svend M. (1999). Ise: Japan's Ise shrines, p. 1935.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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