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Karoku (嘉禄) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Gennin and before Antei. This period started in April 1225 and ended in December 1227. The reigning emperor was Go-Horikawa-tennō (後堀河天皇).
Events of the Karoku Era
- 1225 (Karoku 1, 11th month): At Kamakura, Kujō Yoritsune's coming of age ceremonies took place at age 8; but control of the shogunate affairs was in the hands of Hōjō Yasutoki, who was the regent (shikken).
- 1225 (Karoku 1, 12th month): Emperor Go-Horikawa went in formal procession to Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū and to the Kamo Shrines.
- 1226 (Karoku 2, 1st month): The Emperor raised Yoritsune to the 1st rank of the 5th class in court hierarchy.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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