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Jōwa (貞和?) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō?, literally, year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after after Kōei and before Kannō. This period started in October 1345 and ended in February 1350.[1] The pretenders in Kyoto were Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 Kōmyō-tennō?) and Emperor Sukō (崇光天皇 Sukō Tennō?, ).[2] Their Southern Court rival in Yoshino was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō?).[3]

Events of the Jōwa era

Southern Court nengō

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jōwa" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 434.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōmyō Tennō," p. 555; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 294-299.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p. 297.
  5. Carpenter, John T. (2006), The Fujii Eikan Bunko Collection, imperial calligraphy of premodern Japan : scribal conventions for poems and letters from the palace, p. 74; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 花園天皇 (95); retrieved 2012-10-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: the Tokushi Yoron, p.329.

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