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Chōkyū (長久) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōryaku and before Kantoku. This period started in November 1040 and ended in November 1044. The reigning emperor was Go-Suzaku-tennō (後朱雀天皇).

Events of the Chōkyū era

  • 1040 (Chōkyū 1, 1st day of the 1st month): a partial eclipse of the sun, predicted for midday, occurred in mid-afternoon, causing complaints about the astronomers' failure to be more accurate.
  • 1040 (Chōkyū 1, 9th month): The Sacred Mirror was burned in a fire.
  • 1041 (Chōkyū 2): The Sanjo Palace burned; and it was reconstructed.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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