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Jōwa (貞和) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō, literally, year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kōei and before Kannō. This period started in October 1345 and ended in February 1350. The pretenders in Kyoto were Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇 Kōmyō-tennō) and Emperor Sukō (崇光天皇 Sukō Tennō, ). Their Southern Court rival in Yoshino was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō).

Events of the Jōwa era

  • 1346 (Jōwa 2, 2nd month): Takatsukasa Morohira was relieved of his duties as Chancellor (kampaku); and he was replaced by Nijō Yoshimoto.
  • 1347 (Jōwa 3, 9th month): Nijō Yoshimoto was demoted; and he was given the role of Minister of the Left (sadaijin).
  • 2 December 1348 (Jōwa 4, 16th day of the 11th month): Former-Emperor Hanazono died.
  • 1349 (Jōwa 5): Go-Murakami fled to A'no.
  • 1349 (Jōwa 5): Ashikaga Motouji was appointed Kamakura Kanrei

Southern Court nengō

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