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En'ō (延応?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ryakunin and before Ninji. This period spanned the years from February 1239 to July 1240.[1] The reigning emperor was Shijō-tennō (四条天皇?).[2]

Events of the En'ō Era

  • 1239 (En'ō 1, 1st month): Kujō Yoshihira (九条良平?) gave up his office as daijo daijin; and he retired from court life. He became a Buddhist priest.[3]
  • 28 March 1239 (En'ō 1, 22nd day of the 2nd month): Former Emperor Go-Toba died at age 60.[4]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "En'ō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 180.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 242-244; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 227.
  3. Titsingh, p. 244.
  4. Titsingh, p. 244; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), (後鳥羽天皇 (82); retrieved 2012-5-16.

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