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Chōshō ( 長承) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Tenshō and before Hōen. This period started in August 1132 and ended in November 1135. The reigning emperor was Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇).
Events of the Chōshō Era
- 1132 (Chōshō 1, 3rd month): Taira-no Tadamori was in charge of building a palace for former-Emperor Toba.
- 1 August 1133 (Chōshō 2, 29th day of the 6th month): Fujiwara no Kanezane's daughter became consort of former-Emperor Toba had .
This era was known as a time of famine.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōshō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 123.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 181-185; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 322-324; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 204-205.
- Titsingh, p. 184.
- Brown, p. 93.
- Dobbins, James. (2004). Letters of the Nun Eshinni: Images of Pure Land Buddhism in Medieval Japan, p. 55.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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