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Chōkan (長寛) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ōhō and before Eiman. This period spanned the years from March 1163 through June 1165. The reigning emperors were Nijō-tennō (二条天皇) and Emperor Rokujō-tennō (六条天皇).
Change of era
- February 5, 1163 Chōkan gannen (長寛元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Ōhō 3, on the 29th day of the 3rd month.
Events of the Chōkan era
- ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōkan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 120, p. 120, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
- ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 193-195; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 329-330; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 212.
- ^ a b Brown, p. 328.
- ^ a b Titsingh, p. 193.