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Kōkoku (興国) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō , lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Engen and before Shōhei. This period started in April 1340 and ended in December 1346. The monarch during this time were was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō ). The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 Kōmyō-tennō ).
Events of the Kōkoku era
- 1342 (Kōkoku 3): Minamoto no Nagamichi (源長通) was removed from his position as daijō daijin.
- 1344 (Kōkoku 5): Shogun Ashikaga Takauji offered prayers at Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū.
Northern Court nengō
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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