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Shōtoku (正徳 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Hōei and before Kyōhō. This period started in April 1711 and ended in June 1716. During this time, the emperor was Nakamikado-tennō (中御門天皇 ).

The nengō Shōtoku means "Correct Virtue".

Events of the Shōtoku Era

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The poet Bonchō died in the 4th year of Shōtoku
  • 1711 (Shōtoku 1): An ambassador from Korea was received at Court.
  • 12 November 1712 (Shōtoku 2, 14th day of the 10th month): Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu died.
  • 1713 (Shōtoku 3): Tokugawa Ietsugu became the 7th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
  • 1714 (Shōtoku 4): The shogunate introduced new gold and silver coins into circulation.
  • 1714 (Shōtoku 4): The poet Nozawa Bonchō died.
  • 20 April 1715 (Shōtoku 5, 17th day of the 3rd month): The 100th anniversary of the death of Tokugawa Ieyasu was celebrated.

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Preceded by:
Hōei
Era or nengō:
Shōtoku
Succeeded by:
Kyōhō
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