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Hōen (保延) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōshō and before Eiji. This period started in September 1135 ended in July 1141. During this time, the emperor was Sutoku-tennō (崇徳天皇).

Events of the Hōen Era

  • 1136 (Hōen 2, 3rd month): The former-Emperor Toba hosted a grand dinner party.
  • 1138 (Hōen 4, 9th month): Toba went to Mount Hiei, where he stayed for seven days.
  • 2 May 1140 (Hōen 6, 14th day of the 4th month): The priests of the Buddhist temples on Mount Hiei joined together to burn down the Mii-dera.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Hōen 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Gregorian 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141
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