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Genkō (元亨) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō, "year name") after Gen'ō and before Shōchū. This period spanned the years from February 1321 to December 1324. The reigning Emperor was Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇).
Change of era
- 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
- 1321 (Genkō 1, 2nd month): The udaijin Fujiwara-no Saionji Kinakira died.
- 1321 (Genkō 1, 4th month): The former-Emperor Go-Uda ordered the construction of a small chapel at Daikaku-ji where he lived in retirement.
- 1321 (Genkō 1, 5th month): The emperor visited Dikaku-ji to see this new chapel for himself.
- 1321 (Genkō 1, 6th month): Hōjō Kanetoki (北条兼時), the shogunate strongman in Kyūshū (called the Chinzei-tandai (鎮西探題)), died.
- 1321 (Genkō 1, 12th month): Hōjō Norisada, the daimyō of Suruga Province and a close relative of the shogunate's shikken, Hōjō Takitoki, was named governor of Kyoto at Rokuhara; and Hōjō Hidetoki was named military governor of Kyūshū.
- 1322 (Genkō 2, 1st month): The emperor visited the former-Emperor Go-Uda at Daikau-ji; and he was entertained by a musical concert.
- 1322 (Genkō 2, 1st month): Saionji Sanekane died at age 74.
- 1322 (Genkō 3, 3rd month): Ichijō Uchitsune lost his position as kampaku, and Kujō Fusazane was made his successor.
- 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.
- Nussbaum, at "Gen'ō" in p. 238, p. 238, at Google Books.
- Nussbaum, "Shōchū" at p. 877., p. 877, at Google Books
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 278–281; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239–241.
- Titsingh, p. 282.
- Titsingh, p. 283.
- Nussbaum, "Genkō shakusho" at p. 239., p. 239, at Google Books
- 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 Ōdai 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
- Kyoto National Museum -- "Treasures of Daikaku-ji", including portrait of Go-Uda and the former-emperor's will
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