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Ōhō (応保) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Eiryaku and before Chōkan. This period spanned the years from September 1161 through March 1163. The reigning emperor was Nijō-tennō (二条天皇).
Change of era
- January 28, 1161 Ōhō gannen (長寛元年): 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 Eiryaku 2, on the 4th day of the 9th month of 1161.
Events of the Ōhō era
- 1161 (Ōhō 1, 2nd month): The emperor visited Kasuga Shrine and other shrines which were situated just outside the boundaries of the capital city.
- July 31, 1162 (Ōhō 2, 18th day of the 6th month): Fujiwara no Tadazane died.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōhō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 741, p. 741, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp.191-194; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp.327-329; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 208-212.
- Brown, p. 328.
- Titsingh, p. 191.
- Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
- Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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