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Ōwa (応和) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tentoku and before Kōhō. This period started in February 961 and ended in July 964. The reigning emperor was Murakami-tennō (村上天皇).

Events of the Ōwa era

  • 961 (Ōwa 1, 11th month): Emperor Murakami moved to a new palace which had to be re-built after the fire of Tentoku 5 (960).
  • 962 (Ōwa 2, 2nd month): The emperor sent deputies to make offerings at number of Shinto shrines—at Ise, at Kamo, at Mizunoo, at Hirano, and at Kasuga.
  • 962 (Ōwa 2, 8th month): Fujiwara no Saneyori went to offer prayers at the Iwashimizu Shrine; and many from the Fujiwara clan followed his example.

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