Kōan (Kamakura period)
Kōan (弘安) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kenji and before Shōō. This period started in February 1278 and ended in April 1288. During this time, the emperor|emperors were Go-Uda-tennō (後宇多天皇) and Fushimi-tennō (伏見天皇).
Events of the Kōan era
- 1281 (Kōan 4): Second invasion attempt by Mongol forces. This is called the Kōan War (Kōan no Eki).
- 1297 (Kōan 10, 10th month): In the 14th year of Go-Uda's reign, the emperor abdicated; and his cousin became the new emperor.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 535.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 262-268; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 233-237.
- Nussbaum, "Kōan no Eki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 535.
- Titsingh, p. 269; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-29.
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