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Kōshō (康正) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kyōtoku and before Chōroku. This period spanned the years from July 1455 through September 1457. The reigning emperor was Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇).
Change of Era
- 1455 Kōshō gannen (康正元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events.
Events of the Kōshō era
- 1456 (Kōshō 2, 3rd month): Ashikaga Yoshimasa visited Iwashimizu Shrine; and all the officials of the Daijō-kan joined him in going there.
- 1456 (Kōshō 2, 8th month): The father of Emperor Go-Hanazono, Fushimi-no-miya-shinnō Sadafusa, died at age 85.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōshō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 564; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.today.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 331-349.
- Titsingh, p. 348.
- Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 48943301
- 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
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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