Shōtoku (era) facts for kids
Shōtoku (正徳code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , 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code: ja is deprecated ).
The nengō Shōtoku means "Correct Virtue".
Events of the Shōtoku Era
- 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.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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