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Jōgen (Heian period)
Jōgen (貞元) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Ten'en and before Tengen. This period started in July 976 and ended in November 978. The reigning emperor was En'yu-tennō (円融天皇).
Events of the Jōgen era
- 11 June 976 (Jōgen 1, 11th day of the 5th month): The Imperial Palace was destroyed by a great fire.
- 20 December 977 (Jōgen 2, 8th day of the 11th month): Fujiwara no Kanemichi dies at the age of 51.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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