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Hōtoku (宝徳 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Bun'an and before Kyotoku. This period started in July 1449 and ended in July 1452. During this time, the emperor was Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇 ).

Events of the Hōtoku era

Ashikaga Yoshimasa
Portrait of Ashikaga Yoshimasa who was honored by the emperor in the 1st year of Hōtoku
  • 8 May 1449 (Hōtoku 1, 16th day of the 4th month): Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa is honored with the gift of a sword from the emperor.
  • 1451 (Hōtoku 3, 7th month ): A diplomatic mission from the Ryukyu Islands is received for the first time in Heian-kyō (Kyoto).
  • 1451 (Hōtoku 3, 8th month ): Shogun Yoshimasa sent a letter to the Emperor of China.

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Preceded by:
Bun'an
Era or nengō:
Hōtoku
Succeeded by:
Kyōtoku
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