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Hōan (保安) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Gen'ei and before Tenji. This period spanned the years from April 1120 through April 1124. The reigning emperors were Toba-tennō (鳥羽天皇) and Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇).

Events of the Hōan era

  • 1121 (Hōan 2, 5th month): The priests of Mt. Hiei set fire to Mii-dera.
  • 25 February 1123 (Hōan 4, on the 28th day of the 1st month): In the 17th year of Emperor Toba's reign, the emperor abdicated. Toba took the title Daijō-tennō. The succession (senso) was received by a his son, Akihito.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Hōan 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Gregorian 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124
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