Kōji (Heian period)

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Kōji (康治?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Eiji and before Ten'yō. This period spanned the year from April 1142 through February 1144.[1] The reigning emperor was Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇?).[2]

Change of Era[edit]

  • January 29, 1142 Kōji gannen (康治元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Eiji 2, on the 28th day of the 4th month of 1142.[3]

Events of the Kōji Era[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōji" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 545, p. 545, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 186-188; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 324-326; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 205.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 325.
  4. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 186.

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Preceded by
Eiji
Era or nengō
Kōji

1142–1144
Succeeded by
Ten'yō