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For the "Kashō" era which started in 848 -- sometimes romanized as "Kajō", see Kashō (early Heian period).

Kashō (嘉承?), also romanized as Kajō,[1] was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Chōji and before Tennin. This period started in April 1106 and ended in August 1108.[2] The reigning emperors were Horikawa-tennō (堀河天皇?) and Toba-tennō (鳥羽天皇?).[3]

Events of the 12th century Kashō era

  • 3 October 1106 (Kashō 1): Major Shinto shrines were given many petitions which asked for the healing of "evil influences on the Emperor".[4]
  • 9 August 1107 (Kajō 2, 19th day of the 7th month) : In the 21st year of Emperor Horikawa's reign, he died at the age of 29.[5] The succession (senso) was received by his only son. Soon after, Emperor Toba accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.[6]

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  1. Clement, Ernest W. (1903). A Handbook of Modern Japan, p. 333.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kashō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 486.
  3. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annalles des empereurs du japon, pp. 172-178; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 319; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 203-204.
  4. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. 47, p. 64. (1935)
  5. Titsingh, p. 178; Brown, p. 319; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 堀河天皇 (73); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  6. Varley, 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. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-5-22.

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