Kōan (Kamakura period)

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This article is about the Japanese era name Kōan occurring during the Kamakura period. For other uses, see Koan (disambiguation).

Kōan (弘安?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kenji and before Shōō. This period spanned the years from February 1278 through April 1288.[1] The reigning emperors were Go-Uda-tennō (後宇多天皇?) and Fushimi-tennō (伏見天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1278 Kōan gannen (弘安元年?): 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 Kenji 4.

Events of the Kōan era[edit]

  • 1287 (Kōan 10, 10th month): In the 14th year of Go-Uda-tennō 's reign (後宇多天皇14年), the emperor abdicated; and the succession (‘‘senso’’) was received by his cousin. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Fushimi is said to have acceded to the throne (‘‘sokui’’).[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 535, p. 535, 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. 262-268; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 233-237.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 269; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami.

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Preceded by
Kenji
Era or nengō
Kōan

1278–1288
Succeeded by
Shōō