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Shōhō (正保) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kan'ei and before Keian. This period started in December 1644 and ended in February 1648. During this time, the emperor was Go-Kōmyō-tennō (後光明天皇).
Events of the Shōhō era
- 1644 (Shōhō 1): The third major map of Japan was ordered by the shogunate.
- 18 May 1645 (Shōhō 2, 23rd day of the 4th month): The Shogun was elevated the court role of Dainagon.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōhō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 881.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kōmyō Tennō," p. 256; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 412.
- Traganeou, Jilly. (2004). The Tōkaidō Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan, p. 230; National Archives of Japan, Shoho Shiroezu ("maps of castle towns) Archived 2011-09-12 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-12-8.
- Titsingh, pp. 412-413.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- National Archives of Japan map of Edo in the 1st or 2nd year of Shōhō (1644 or 1645) Archived 2011-09-10 at the Wayback Machine
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