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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. During this time, the emperors were Shōkō-tennō (称光天皇) and Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇).
Events of the Shōchō era
- 3 February 1428 (Shōchō 1, 18th day of the 1st month): Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimochi died at the age of 43.
- 8 September 1428 (Shōchō 1, 29th day of the 7th month): Emperor Go-Hanazono is established on the throne at age 10.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōchō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 877.
- Nussbaum, "Shōkō Tennō," p. 883.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Hanazono Tennō," p. 252; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 327-331.
- Titsingh, pp. 330-331.
- De Benneville, James S. (1915). Tales of the samurai; Oguri Hangwan ichidaiki, p. 409; Titsingh, p. 331; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 称光天皇 (101)
- Titsingh, p. 331-332.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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