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Shōka (正嘉?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kōgen and before Shōgen. This period started in March 1257 and ended in March 1259.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇?).[2]

Events of the Shōka era

  • 1257 (Shōka 1): A major epidemic was reported in this year.[3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōka" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 882.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 248-255; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 231-232.
  3. Lee, Sherman E. (1983). Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, p. 227.

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