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Kakei (嘉慶) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Shitoku and before Kōō. This period started in August 1387 and ended in February 1389. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-Komatsu (後小松天皇 Go-Komatsu-tennō ). Go-Komatsu's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Kameyama (後亀山天皇 Go-Kameyama-tennō ).
Events of the Kakei era
- 1387 (Kakei 1, 1st month): Nijō Yoshimoto is removed from his position as sesshō and daijō daijin in the Imperial court hierarchy.
- 1387 (Kakei 1, 2nd month): Konoe Kanetsugu is named sesshō.
- 1388 (Kakei 2, 3rd month): The sesshō Konoe Kanetsugu dies at age 29; and Yoshimoto re-assumes this role.
- 1388 (Kakei 2, 6th month): Yoshitomo dies at age 69; and his son Nijō Morotsugu succeeds him with the title of kampaku.
- 1389 (Kakei 3): Yoshimitsu pacifies Kyūshū and distributes lands.
Southern Court nengō
- Genchū, 1384–1393
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kakei" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 455.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Komatsu Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 317-318.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kameyama Tennō," pp. 254-255.
- Titsingh, p. 318.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The "Tokushi Yoron", p. 329.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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