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Hōan (保安) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Gen'ei and before Tenji. This period spanned the years from April 1120 through April 1124. The reigning emperors were Toba-tennō (鳥羽天皇) and Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇).
Events of the Hōan era
- 25 February 1123 (Hōan 4, on the 28th day of the 1st month): In the 17th year of Emperor Toba's reign, the emperor abdicated. Toba took the title Daijō-tennō. The succession (senso) was received by a his son, Akihito.
- 1123 (Hōan 4, 2nd month): Sutoku accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hō-an" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 338.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 178-182; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 321-322; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 203-204.
- Titsingh, p. 181.
- Titsingh, p.181; Brown, pp. 320-321.
- Titsingh, p. 182.
- Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-2-23.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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