Kōji (Muromachi period)

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Kōji (弘治?) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō?, "year name") after Tenbun and before Eiroku. This period spanned the years from October 1555 through February 1558.[1] Reigning emperors were Go-Nara-tennō (後奈良天皇?) and Ōgimachi-tennō (正親町天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1555 Kōji gannen (弘治元年?): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The old era ended and a new once commenced in Tenbun 24.

The name originates from the following Chinese passage: 「祇承宝命、志弘治体」.

Events of the Kōji era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōji" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 545; 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. 372–382.
  3. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 382.
  4. ^ Sansom, George. (1961) A History of Japan, 1334–1615, p. 246.
  5. ^ Sansom, p. 257.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by