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Karoku (嘉禄) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Gennin and before Antei. This period spanned the years from April 1225 to December 1227.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Horikawa-tennō (後堀河天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1225 Karoku gannen (嘉禄元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Gennin 2.

Events of the Karoku Era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Karoku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 483; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.is.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 238-240; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 226-227.
  3. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 240.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by