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Chōtoku (長徳?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Eiso and before Chōhō. This period started in February 995 and ended in January 999.[1] The reigning emperor was Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇?).[2]

Events of the Chōtoku era

  • 995 (Chōtoku 1): Fujiwara no Michinaga was given the office of Minister of the Right (udaijin).[3]
  • 996 (Chōtoku 2, 7th month): Michinaga became Minister of the Left (sadaijin); and Fujiwara no Akimitsu was named udaijin.[4]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōtoku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 124.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 150-153; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 302-307; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192-195.
  3. Titsingh, p. 152.
  4. Titsingh, p. 153.

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