Chōhō (era)

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Chōhō (長保?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Chōtoku and before Kankō. This period spanned the years from January 999 through July 1004.[1] The reigning emperor was Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 999 Chōhō gannen (長保元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Chōtoku 5, on the 13th day of the 1st month of 999.[3]

Events of the Chōhō era[edit]

  • 999 (Chōhō 1, 11th month: A daughter of Fujiwara no Michinaga is accepted into the Imperial household as Emperor Ichijō's second empress consort. Aikio, better known as Fujiwara no Shōshi (988-1074), is given the title of Chūgū.[4]
  • 1001 (Chōhō 3, 11th month): The Imperial palace was destroyed by fire.[4]
  • 1001 (Chōhō 3, 12th month): The widow of Emperor En'yū and the mother of Emperor Ichijō died. She was formerly known as Fujiwara no Senshi.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōhō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 119, p. 119, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 150-154; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 302-307; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192-195.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 328.
  4. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 153.

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Preceded by
Shōryaku
Era or nengō
Chōhō

999–1004
Succeeded by
Kankō