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Kōwa (Muromachi period)

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Kōwa (弘和) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Tenju and before Genchū. This period started in February 1381 and ended in April 1384.[1] The Southern Court monarchs in Yoshino during this time-frame were Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇 Chōkei-tennō?) and Emperor Go-Kameyama (後亀山天皇 Go-Kameyama-tennō?). The Northern Court monarchs in Kyoto were Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇 Go-En'yū-tennō?) and Emperor Go-Komatsu (後小松天皇 Go-Komatsu-tennō?) [2]


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nengō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 566.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 310-327.

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