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Kannō (観応), also sometimes romanized as Kan'ō, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Jōwa and before Bunna. This period started in February 1350 and ended in September 1352. The emperor in Kyoto was Emperor Sukō (崇光天皇 Sukō-tennō ). Sukō's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō ).
Events of the Kannō era
- 1350 (Kannō 1, 10th month): Yoshinori guarded Kyoto.
- 1350–1352 (Kannō 2–3): Armed conflict, variously known as the Kannō disturbance or Kannō incident (観応擾乱 Kannō Jōran ) or Kannō no Juran.
- 1352 (Enbun 3, 2nd month): Emperor Go-Murakami captured former-emperors Kōgon, Kōmyō and Sukō; and they were permitted to return to Kyoto in 1357 (Enbun 2, 2nd month).
Southern Court nengō
- Shōhei, 1346–1370
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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