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Shōchō (正長?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ōei and before Eikyō. This period started in April 1428 and ended in September 1429.[1] During this time, the emperors were Shōkō-tennō (称光天皇?)[2] and Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇?).[3]

Events of the Shōchō era

In the 1st year of Shōchō, Emperor Go-Hanazono received the Imperial succession
  • 30 August 1428 (Shōchō 1, 20th day of the 7th month): Emperor Shōkō died at he age of 27.[5]

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