Jōgen (Kamakura period) facts for kids

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Jōgen (承元), also known as Shōgen, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) after Ken'ei and before Kenryaku. This period spanned the years from October 1207 through March 1211. The reigning emperors were Tsuchimikado-tennō (土御門天皇) and Juntoku-tennō (順徳天皇).

Events of the Jōgen era

Kumano Jinja Kanazawa
The emperor visited Kumano Shrine in the 2nd year and again in the 4th year of Jōgen
  • 1208 (Jōgen 2, 6th month): Tsuchimikado went to the Kumano Sanzan Shrine.
  • 1210 (Jōgen 4, 5th month): The emperor returned to the Kumano Shrine.
  • 1210 (Jōgen 4, 6th month): Tsuchimikado accepted Hideyasu of Kazusa as part of the court.
  • 1210 (Jōgen 4, 8th month): The emperor visited the Kasuga Shrine.
  • 1210 (Jōgen 4, 9th month): A comet with a very long tail appeared in the night sky.
  • 1210 (Jōgen 4, 25th day of the 11th month): In the 12th year of Tsuchimikado's reign, the emperor abdicated for no particular reason; and the succession (senso) was received by his younger brother, the second son of the former-Emperor Go-Toba. Soon after, Emperor Juntoku's role as emperor was confirmed (sokui).

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