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Jōei (貞永) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kangi and before Tenpuku. This period spanned the years from April 1232 to April 1233.[1] The reigning emperors were Go-Horikawa-tennō (後堀河天皇) and Shijō-tennō (四条天皇).[2]

Change of era

  • 1232 Jōei gannen (貞永元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kangi 4.

Events of the Jōei Era

  • 1232 (Jōei 1, i2nd month): Kujō Yoritsune is raised to the second rank of the 3rd class in the dōjō kuge.[3]
  • 1232 (Jōei 1, 11th month): In the 11th year of Emperor Go-Horikawa's reign (後堀河天皇11年), he abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his oldest son. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Shijō is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui).[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jōei" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 429; 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. 238-241; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 226-227.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 241.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 241-242; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami.


  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
  • Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-04940-5; OCLC 6042764

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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by