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Ōchō (応長) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Enkyō and before Shōwa. This period started in April 1311 and ended in February 1312. During this time, the emperor was Hanazono-tennō (花園天皇).

Events of the Ōchō era

Retired former-Emperor Fushimi administered the court up through the time he took the tonsure as a Buddhist monk, which happened after this nengō ended.

  • 1311 (Ōchō 1, 1st month): Emperor Hanazono participated in his coming of age ceremony.
  • 1311 (Ōchō 1, 9th month): Hōjō Morotoki died at the age of 37 years. He was the tenth regent (執権 Shikken) for the shogun of the Kamakura shogunate.

After this era, the Fujiwara clan influence becomes so powerful that they are able to keep others below them in rank.

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