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Kōryaku (康暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Eiwa and before Eitoku. This period started in March 1379 and ended in February 1381. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇 Go-En'yū-tennō ) Go-En'yū's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇 Chōkei-tennō ).
Events of the Kōryaku era
- 1379 (Kōryaku 2): Shiba Yoshimasa became Kanrei.
- 1380 (Kōryaku 3): Kusunoki Masanori rejoined Emperor Go-Kameyama.
- 26 July 1380 (Kōryaku 2, 24th day of the 6th month): Former pretender Emperor Kōmyō died at age 60.
Southern Court nengō
- Tenju, 1375–1381
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōryaku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 562.
- Nussbaum, "Go-En'yū Tennō," p. 251; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 310-315.
- Nussbaum, "Chōkei Tennō," p. 120.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The "Tokushi Yoron", p. 329.
- Titsingh, p. 315.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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