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Yōwa (養和?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Jishō and before Juei. This period started in July 1181 and ended in May 1182.[1] The reigning emperor was Antoku-tennō (安徳天皇?).[2]

Events of the Yōwa era

  • 1181 (Yōwa 1): A famine that lasts for two years blights this era.[4]


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yōwa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1064.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 200-207; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 333-334; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 214-215.
  3. Kitagawa, H. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p. 783.
  4. Kamo no Chōmei. (1212). Hōjōki.

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