Shōhei facts for kids
- For the Japanese era from 931 through 938, see Jōhei.
Shōhei (正平) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kōkoku and before Kentoku. This period started in December 1346 and ended in July 1370.
The monarchs during this time were Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇, Go-Murakami-tennō) and Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō). The Northern Court pretenders in Kyoto were Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇, Kōmyō-tennō), Emperor Sukō (崇光天皇, Sukō-tennō) and Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇, Go-Kōgon-tennō).
Events of the Shōhei era
- 2 December 1348 (Shōhei 3, 11th day of the 11th month): Former-Emperor Hanazono died.
- 1349 (Shōhei 4): Go-Murakami fled to A'no.
- 1350 (Kannō 5): Yoshinori guarded Kyoto.
- 1350–1352 (Shōhei 5–7): Armed conflict, variously known as the Kannō disturbance or Kannō incident (観応擾乱, Kannō Jōran) or Kannō no Juran.
- 1352 (Shōhei 7): Emperor Go-Murakami captured former-emperors Kōgon, Kōmyō and Sukō; and they were permitted to return to Kyoto in 1357 (Shōhei 12).
- 1354 (Shōhei 9): Kitabatake Chikafusa dies.
- 1358 (Shōhei 13): Death of Ashikaga Takauji; Ashikaga Yoshiakira was appointed as the new shogun.
- 1361 (Shōhei 16): Snowfall was unusually heavy; and there was also a disastrous fire in Kyoto as well as a violent earthquake.
- 1368 (Shōhei 23): Ashikaga Yoshimitsu became the third shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate.
- 29 March 1368 (Shōhei 23, 11th day of the 3rd month): Go-Murakami died; and his oldest son received the succession.
Northern Court nengō
- Jōwa, 1345–1350
- Kannō, 1350–1352
- Bunna, 1352–1356
- Enbun, 1356–1361
- Kōan, 1361–1362
- Jōji, 1362–1368
- Ōan, 1368–1375
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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