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Chōwa (長和) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kankō and before Kannin. This period started in December 1012 and ended in April 1017. The reigning emperors were Sanjō-tennō (三条天皇) and Go-Ichijō-tennō (後一条天皇).

Events of the Chōwa era

  • 1012 (Chōwa 1, 8th month): Emperor Sanjō marries a daughter of Fujiwara no Michinaga. Michinaga was the kampuku in the court hierarchy.
  • 1016 (Chōwa 4, 11th month): A great fire broke out in the Imperial palace; and it was reduced to cinders.
  • 10 March 1016 (Chōwa 5, 29th day of the 1st month): In the 5th year of Emperor Sanjō's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by a cousin. Soon after, Emperor Go-Ichijō's role as monarch was confirmed in ceremonies (sokui).

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