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Shōchū (正中) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Genkō and before Karyaku. This period spanned the years from December 1324 to April 1326. The reigning Emperor was Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇).
Events of the Shōchū era
- 1324 (Shōchū 1, 1st month): Saionji Kinsighe died at age 41. He was nadaijin.
- 1324 (Shōchū 1, 3rd month): Go-Daigo visited the Iwashimizu Shrine.
- 1324 (Shōchū 1, 3rd month): The emperor visited the Kamo Shrines.
- 1324 (Shōchū 1, 5th month): Konoe Iehira died. He had been kampaku during the reign of Emperor Hanazono.
- 1325 (Shōchū 2, 6th month): The former-shogun, Prince Koreyasu, died at age 62.
- 1325 (Shōchū 2, 12th month): The former-kampaku, Ichijō Uchitsune, died at age 36.
- 1326 (Shōchū 3): Go-Diago's favorite, Empress Kishi had a false pregnancy.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōchū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 877.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 281-284; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239-241.
- Titsingh, p. 283.
- Titsingh, p. 284.
- Perkins, George. (1998). The Clear Mirror: A Chronicle of the Japanese Court during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333), pp. 183-184.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- Kyoto National Museum -- "Treasures of Daikaku-ji", including portrait of Go-Uda and the former-emperor's will
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