Engen (延元) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kemmu and before Kōkoku. This period started in February 1336 and ended in April 1340. The monarchs during this time were Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇, Go-Daigo-tennō) and Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇, Go-Murakami-tennō). The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Kōmyō (光明天皇, Kōmyō-tennō).
Events of the Engen eraEdit
Northern Court nengōEdit
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Engen" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 178.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Daigo Tennō," p. 251.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kōmyō Tennō," p. 256; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 294-297.
- Titsingh, p. 295; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 後伏見天皇 (93); retrieved 2012-10-1.
- "Go-Daigo," Encyclopedia Britannica; retrieved 2012-10-2.
- Pankenier, David. (1999). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 164.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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