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Jōan (承安 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kaō and before Angen. This period started in April 1171 and ended in July 1175. The reigning emperor was Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇 ).

Events of the Jōan era

  • 1172 (Jōan 1, 3rd day of the 1st month): Takakura reached the age of 11 years; and this was marked by coming of age ceremonies.
  • 1171 (Jōan 1, 13th day of the 1st month): Takakura visited the home of former-Emperor Go-Shirakawa. In this setting, he first met Taira no Tokuko (平徳子 ). She was the adopted daughter of Go-Shirakawa and the actual daughter of Taira no Kiomori. Takakura accepted the 15-year-old girl as his consort.
  • 1171 (Jōan 2, 10th day of the 2nd month): Tokuko became Takakura's secondary empress (chūgo).
  • 1172 (Jōan 2, 12th month): Matsu Motofusa is given the office of kampaku.
  • 1173 (Jōan 3, 1st day of the 4th month): Shinran, founder of Jodo Shinshu, was born.
  • 1173 (Jōan 3, 4th month): Takakura visited the Iwashimizu Shrine and the Kamo Shrines.
  • 1174 (Jōan 4, 1st month): The emperor made visits to his father and to his mother.
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Gregorian 1171 1172 1173 1174 1175
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