Genkō (first)

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Genkō (元亨) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Gen'ō and before Shōchū.[1] This period spanned the years from February 1321[2] to December 1324.[3] The reigning Emperor was Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇).[4]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1321 Genkō gannen (元亨元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Gen'ō 3.

Events of the Genkō era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nengō" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 704–705 (table), p. 704, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, at "Gen'ō" in p. 238, p. 238, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Nussbaum, "Shōchū" at p. 877., p. 877, at Google Books
  4. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 278–281; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239–241.
  5. ^ a b c d e Titsingh, p. 282.
  6. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 283.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by