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Hōen (保延) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Chōshō and before Eiji. This period started in September 1135 ended in July 1141. During this time, the emperor was Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇).
Events of the Hōen Era
- 2 May 1140 (Hōen 6, 14th day of the 4th month): The priests of the Buddhist temples on Mount Hiei joined together to burn down the Mii-dera.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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