Shuchō facts for kids
Shuchō (朱鳥), also romanized as Suchō or Akamitori, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") which lsated only a few months—from June through September 686. The reigning monarchs were Temmu-tennō (天武天皇) and Jitō-tennō (持統天皇).
- In 686, Shuchō gannen (朱鳥元年) was created by Emperor Temmu, but the nengō survived for only a few months after Temmu's death. The era ended when Empress Jitō was confirmed as Temmu's successor.
|Timelines of early Japanese nengō and Imperial reign dates|
The system of Japanese era names was not the same as Imperial reign dates.
Events of the Shuchō era
- 686 (Shuchō 1, 9th day of the 9th month): Emperor Temmu died.
- 686 (Shuchō 1): Ōtsu no Ōji, also known as Ōtsu no shinnō, tried and failed to make himself emperor after Temmu's death.
- 686: The succession (senso) was received by Mommu's widow. Soon after, Empress Jitō's role as monarch was confirmed in ceremonies (sokui).
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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