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Chōkyō (長享) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Bunmei and before Entoku. This period spanned the years from July 1487 through August 1489.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).[2]

Change of era

  • 1487 Chōkyō gannen (長享元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The old era ended and a new one commenced in Bunmei 19.

Events of the Chōkyō era

  • 1487 (Chōkyō 1): Takatskasa-no Masahira was replaced as kampaku by the former naidaijin Kiyosho-no Masatada.[3]
  • 1487 (Chōkyō 1, 8th month): Udaijin Ōe-no mikado Nobukatsu died at age 42.[3]
  • 1487 (Chōkyō 1, 8th month): Shōgun Yoshihisa led a large army against Rokkaku Takayori (also known as Rokkaku Tobatsu), the daimyō of southern Ōmi Province.[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōkyō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 121; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 352–364.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 360.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 361.


  • Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 48943301
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Ōdai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691

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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by