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Shitoku (至徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Eitoku and before Kakei. This period started in February 1384 and ended in August 1387. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-Komatsu (後小松天皇, Go-Komatsu-tennō). Go-Komatsu' Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Kameyama (後亀山天皇, Go-Kameyama-tennō).

Events of the Shitoku era

  • 1384 (Shitoku 1, 3rd month): Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu gave up his position in the Imperial court hierarchy.
  • 1385 (Shitoku 2, 8th month): Yoshimistu made a public visit to Kasuga-taisha.
  • 1385 (Shitoku 2): The forces of the Southern Court were defeated at Koga.
  • 1386 (Shitoku 3, 7th month): Yoshimitsu authorized the Five Mountain System for ranking state-sponsored Buddhist temples; and Nanzen-ji was ranked at the top and in a class of its own.

Southern Court nengō

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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