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Kyōwa (享和?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kansei and before Bunka. This period started in February 1801 and ended in February 1804.[1] During this time, the emperor was Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇?).[2]

Events of the Kyōwa era

Diagram of northern hemisphere skies created in 1st year of Kyōwa
  • 9 December 1802 (Kyōwa 2, 15th day of the 11th month): Earthquake in northwest Honshū and Sado Province (Latitude: 37.700/Longitude: 138.300), 6.6 magnitude on the Richter scale.[3]
  • 28 December 1802 (Kyōwa 2, 4th day of the 12th month): Earthquake on Sado Island (Latitude: 38.000/Longitude: 138.000).[3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyōwa" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 587.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōkaku Tennō," p. 546; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 420-421.
  3. 3.0 3.1 NOAA/Japan "Significant Earthquake Database" -- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

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