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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.[1] The reigning emperor was En'yu-tennō (円融天皇?).[2]

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.[3]
  • 20 December 977 (Jōgen 2, 8th day of the 11th month): Fujiwara no Kanemichi dies at the age of 51.[4]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jōgen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 429.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 144-146; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 299-300; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 191-192.
  3. Titsingh, p. 145.
  4. Titsingh, p. 146.

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