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Kōan (康安) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Enbun and before Jōji. The period started in March 1361 and ended in September 1362. During this time, the pretender in Kyoto was Go-Kōgon-tennō (後光厳天皇). Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Go-Murakami-tennō (後村上天皇).

Events of the Kōan era

  • 1361 (Kōan 1, 6th month): Snowfall was unusually heavy; and there was also a disastrous fire in Kyoto as well as a violent earthquake.
  • 1361 (Kōan 1): Eigen-ji was founded. It is a Zen Buddhist temple in what is now Shiga Prefecture.
  • 1362 (Kōan 2): Hosokawa Kiyouji and Kusunoki Masanori attack Kyoto. Ashikaga Yoshiakira fled.

Southern Court nengō

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar"
Kōan 1st 2nd
1361 1362
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