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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. The reigning emperor was Antoku-tennō (安徳天皇).
Events of the Yōwa era
- 1181 (Yōwa 1, 25th day of the 11th month): The wife of the late Emperor Takakura adopted the name of Kenreimon-in.
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- Kamo no Chōmei. (1212). Hōjōki.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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