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Ryakuō (暦応) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kemmu and before Kōei. The period started in August 1338 and ended in April 1342. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇, Kōmyō-tennō). Kōmyō's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇, Go-Murakami-tennō).

Events of the Ryakuō era

  • 28 August 1338 (Ryakuō 1, 13th day of the 7th month): Ashikaga forces burned Daikaku-ji.
  • 19 September 1339 (Ryakuō 3, 16th day of the 8th month): Emperor Go-Daigo died.
  • 1340 (Ryakuō 3): Sightings of a "broom star" (comet) are recorded.

Southern Court nengō

Related pages

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