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Ryakuō (暦応) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō , lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kemmu and before Kōei. The period started in August 1338 and ended in April 1342. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 Kōmyō-tennō ). Kōmyō's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō ).
Events of the Ryakuō era
- 28 August 1338 (Ryakuō 1, 13th day of the 7th month): Ashikaga forces burned Daikaku-ji.
- 19 September 1339 (Ryakuō 3, 16th day of the 8th month): Emperor Go-Daigo died.
- 1340 (Ryakuō 3): Sightings of a "broom star" (comet) are recorded.
Southern Court nengō
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ryakuō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 796.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kōmyō Tennō," p. 256; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 294-297.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
- Richie, Donald. (1995). Daikaku-ji," The Temples of Kyoto, p. 62.
- "Go-Daigo," Encyclopedia Britannica; retrieved 2012-10-2.
- Pankenier, David. (1999). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 164.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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