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En'ō (延応 ?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Ryakunin and before Ninji. This period spanned the years from February 1239 to July 1240.[1] The reigning emperor was Shijō-tennō (四条天皇 ?).[2]


Change of era

  • 1239 En'ō gannen (延応元年 ?): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Ryakunin 2.

Events of the En'ō Era

  • 1239 (En'ō 1, 1st month): The Daijo daijin Kujō Yoshihira ( 九条 良平 ?) retired from worldly concerns, taking the tonsure of a Buddhist priest.[3]
  • 1239 (En'ō 1, 2nd month): Former Emperor Go-Toba died at age 60.[3]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "En'ō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 180; 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. 242-244; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 227.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 244.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

1239 – 1240
Succeeded by

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