Shōō (Kamakura period)

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Shōō (正応?) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kōan and before Einin. This period spanned the years from April 1288 through August 1293.[1] The reigning emperor was Fushimi-tennō (伏見天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1288 Shōō gannen (正応元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kōan 11.

Events of the Shōō era[edit]

  • 1288 (Shōō 1, 15th day of the 3rd month): The accession of Emperor Fushimi took place.[3]
  • 1288 (Shōō 1): Oracles of the three deities — Amaterasu, Hachiman and Kasuga appeared on the surface of the pond at Todaiji in Nara.[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 885, p. 885, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 269-274; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 237-238.
  3. ^ Perkins, George W. (1998). The Clear Mirror: a Chronicle of the Japanese Court during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333), p. 137., p. 137, at Google Books
  4. ^ Breen, John and Mark Teeuwen. (2000). Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami, p. 174., p. 174, at Google Books


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by