Shōan facts for kids

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Shōan (正安) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Einin and before Kengen. The period started in April 1299 and ended in November 1302. During this time, the emperors were Go-Fushimi-tennō (後伏見天皇) and Go-Nijō-tennō (後二条天皇).

Events of the Shōan era

  • 1301 (Shōan 3, 1st month): In the 5th year of Go-Fushimi's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the throne passed to a cousin who would become known as Emperor Go-Nijō.
  • 1301 (Shōan 3): Hōjō Sadatoki gave up his position as regent (執権 Shikken) for the shogun of the Kamakura shogunate. He became a Buddhist monk.

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