Genkō (era) facts for kids
Genkō (元弘code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the pre-Nanboku-chō period after Gentoku and before Kemmu. This period started in August 1331 and ended in January 1334.
The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōgon (光厳天皇code: ja is deprecated , Kōgon-tennō). Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇code: ja is deprecated , Go-Diago-tennō).
Events of the Genkō Era
- 1331-1333: The Genkō War (元弘の乱code: ja is deprecated , Genkō no Ran) lasted the entire length of the era. It marked the fall of the Kamakura Shogunate and led to the Kemmu Restoration.
- 1333 (Genkō 3): Nitta Yoshisada ended the Kamakura shogunate in the Siege of Kamakura (鎌倉の戦いcode: ja is deprecated ).
The oldest extant account of Buddhism in Japan, the Genko Shakusho (元亨釈書), was completed in the Genko era. The writing project was the work of Kokan Shiren.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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