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Kantoku (寛徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Chōkyū and before Eishō. This period started in November 1044 and ended in April 1046. The reigning emperors were Go-Suzaku-tennō (後朱雀天皇) and Go-Reizei-tennō (後冷泉天皇).
Events of the Kantoku era
- 1045 (Kantoku 2, 16th day of the 1st month): Emperor Go-Suzaku abdicated; and his eldest son received the succession (senso) on the same day. Soon after, Emperor Go-Reizei 's role as monarch is confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 1045 (Kantoku 2, 18th day in the 1st month): Go-Suzaku died at the age of 37.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kantoku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 479.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 160-162; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 310-311; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 195-196.
- Brown, p. 311; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-5-26.
- Titsingh, p. 160; Brown, p. 311Kunaichō, 後朱雀天皇 (69); retrieved 2012-5-26.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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