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Kōan (Kamakura period) facts for kids

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Kōan (弘安) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kenji and before Shōō. This period started in February 1278 and ended in April 1288. During this time, the emperor|emperors were Go-Uda-tennō (後宇多天皇) and Fushimi-tennō (伏見天皇).

Events of the Kōan era

  • 1281 (Kōan 4): Second invasion attempt by Mongol forces. This is called the Kōan War (Kōan no Eki).
  • 1297 (Kōan 10, 10th month): In the 14th year of Go-Uda's reign, the emperor abdicated; and his cousin became the new emperor.

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