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Kaō (嘉応) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Nin'an and before Jōan. This period started in April 1169 ended in April 1171. The reigning emperor was Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇).
Events of the Kaō era
- 1169 (Kaō 1, 6th month): Go-Shirakawa became a Buddhist priest; and he took the title Hōō.
- 1169 (Kaō 1, 12th month): Fujiwara no Nurisika was banished to Bingo Province; but then he was recalled to court because of his past services to Go-Shirakawa.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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