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Shōchū ( was a 正中) Japanese era name ( after 年号, , lit. "year name") nengō, and before Genkō This period spanned the years from December 1324 to April 1326. Karyaku. The reigning Emperor was  Go-Daigo -tennō (. 後醍醐天皇)
Change of era
1324 Shōchū gannen (: The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in 正中元年) Genkō 4.
Events of the Shōchū era
1324 ( Shōchū 1, 1st month): The Saionji Kinsighe died at age 41. nadaijin 
1324 ( Shōchū 1, 3rd month): The emperor visited the Iwashimizu Shrine. 
1324 ( Shōchū 1, 3rd month): The emperor visited the Kamo Shrines. 
1324 ( Shōchū 1, 5th month): Konoe Iehira died. He had been during the reign of kampaku Emperor Hanazono. 
1324 ( Shōchū 1, 6th month): The former- Emperor Go-Uda died at age 58.  '
1325 ( Shōchū 2, 6th month): The former-shōgun, Prince Koreyasu, died at age 62. 
1325 ( Shōchū 2, 12th month): The former- kampaku, Ichijō Uchitsune, died at age 36.  1326 ( Shōchū 3): Go-Diago's favorite, Empress Kishi, appeared to be pregnant, and the eager father-to-be visited her quarters daily; but this hope turned to regret when it turned out to be a false pregnancy. 
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