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Gentoku (元徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) after Karyaku.

Gentoku was a nengō of the Northern Court during the pre-Nanboku-chō period after Karyaku and before Shōkyō. This period started in August 1329 and ended in April 1332.

In the Southern Court, but Gentoku lasted until only August 1331 when Genkō started. After 1331, the pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōgon (光厳天皇, Kōgon-tennō). Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇, Go-Diago-tennō).

Events of the Gentoku era

  • 27 March 1330 (Gentoku 2, 8th day of the 3rd month): Go-Daigo visited Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji in Nara.

Related pages

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