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Eiwa (永和) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Ōan and before Kōryaku. This period started in February 1375 and ended in March 1379. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇, Go-En'yū-tennō) Go-En'yū's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō).

Events of the Eiwa era

  • 1375 (Eiwa 1, 3rd month): Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu visits the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū where he offers a sword for the shrine's treasury, gold foil for the shrine's decoration, and a racehorse for the shrine's stable.
  • 1375 (Eiwa 2, 4th month): For the first time, Shogun Yoshimitsu is permitted to enter the Imperial quarters at the Imperial palace.
  • 1377 -- Goryeo diplomatic envoy Jeong Mongju met with the shogunal deputy (探題, tandai) in Kyūshū, Imagawa Ryōshun. The diplomats discussed steps to control pirates (wakō).
  • 1378 (Eiwa 4, 3rd month): Yoshimitsu moved into his new home in Muromachi; and the luxurious house and grounds are called Hana-no-Gosho

Southern Court nengō

Related pages

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