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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.[1] The reigning emperor was Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇?).[2]

Events of the Chōshō Era

  • 1132 (Chōshō 1, 3rd month): Emperor Sutoku made a pilgrimage to Mount Koya.[3]

This era was known as a time of famine.[5]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōshō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 123.
  2. 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Titsingh, p. 184.
  4. Brown, p. 93.
  5. Dobbins, James. (2004). Letters of the Nun Eshinni: Images of Pure Land Buddhism in Medieval Japan, p. 55.

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