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Kōryaku (康暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Eiwa and before Eitoku. This period started in March 1379 and ended in February 1381. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇, Go-En'yū-tennō) Go-En'yū's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō).

Events of the Kōryaku era

  • 1379 (Kōryaku 2): Shiba Yoshimasa became Kanrei.
  • 1380 (Kōryaku 3): Kusunoki Masanori rejoined Emperor Go-Kameyama.
  • 26 July 1380 (Kōryaku 2, 24th day of the 6th month): Former pretender Emperor Kōmyō died at age 60.

Southern Court nengō

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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