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Genkō (元弘) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the pre-Nanboku-chō period after Gentoku and before Kemmu. This period started in August 1331 and ended in January 1334.
Events of the Genkō Era
- 1331-1333: The Genkō War (元弘の乱 Genkō no Ran ) lasted the entire length of the era. It marked the fall of the Kamakura Shogunate and led to the Kemmu Restoration.
- 1333 (Genkō 3): Nitta Yoshisada ended the Kamakura shogunate in the Siege of Kamakura (鎌倉の戦い).
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nengō" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 704-705.
- Nussbaum, "Genkō" at p. 238.
- Nussbaum, "Kōgon Tennō" at p. 543.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Daigo Tennō" at p. 251.
- Nussbaum, "Genkō no ran" at pp. 238-239.
- McCullough, Helen Craig (1959). The Taiheiki: A Chronicle of Medieval Japan, pp. 285-311.
- Nussbaum, "Genkō shakusho" at p. 239.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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