Shōka

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"Shōka" was also the Japanese name for Changhua City, Taiwan, while "Shoka" is the foreshortened name of the town of Shokat as-Sufi in the Gaza Strip.

Shōka (正嘉?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kōgen and before Shōgen. This period spanned the years from March 1257 to March 1259.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1257 Shōka gannen (正嘉元年?): 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 Kōgen 2.

Events of the Shōka era[edit]

  • 1257 (Shōka 1): A major epidemic.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōka" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 882, p. 882, 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. 248-255; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 231-232.
  3. ^ Lee, Sherman E. (1983). Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, p. 227.

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Preceded by
Kōgen
Era or nengō
Shōka

1257–1259
Succeeded by
Shōgen