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Shōgen (正元) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōka and before Bun'ō. This period started in March 1259 and ended in April 1260. During this time, the emperors were Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇) and Kameyama-tennō (亀山天皇).

Events of the Shōgen era

  • 1259 (Shōgen 1, 11th month): In the 14th year of Go-Fukakusa's reign (後深草天皇14年), the emperor resigned; and his younger brother became the emperor
  • 1260 (Shōgen 2): Nichiren wrote Rissho Ankoku Ron ("On Securing the Peace of the Land through the Propagation of True Buddhism").

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