Kōryaku (康暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Eiwa and before Eitoku. This period started in March 1379 and ended in February 1381. The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇, Go-En'yū-tennō) Go-En'yū's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō).
Events of the Kōryaku eraEdit
Southern Court nengōEdit
- Tenju, 1375–1381
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōryaku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 562.
- Nussbaum, "Go-En'yū Tennō," p. 251; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 310-315.
- Nussbaum, "Chōkei Tennō," p. 120.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The "Tokushi Yoron", p. 329.
- Titsingh, p. 315.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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