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Kōji (康治) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Eiji and before Ten'yō. This period spanned the year from April 1142 through February 1144. The reigning emperor was Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇).

Events of the Kōji Era

  • 1143 (Kōji 2, 1st month): Former Emperor Go-Toba, now known by the title Daijō Tennō or Daijō Hōō (太上法皇) or Hōō, visited his mother.
  • 1143 (Kōji 2, 5th month): Emperor Konoe lived simply. His main activities were praying at Tōdai-ji and praying at the temples on Mount Hiei.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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Gregorian 1142 1143 1144
Preceded by:
Eiji
Era or nengō:
Kōji
Succeeded by:
Ten'yō
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