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Kōchō (弘長 ?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Bun'ō and before Bun'ei. This period spanned the years from 1261 to 1264. The reigning emperor was Kameyama-tennō (亀山天皇 ?).[1]


Change of era

  • Kōchō gannen (弘長元年 ?); 1261: The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Bun'ō 2.

Events of the Kōchō era

  • Kōchō 1, on the 12th day of the 5th month (1261): Nichiren was exiled to Itō in Izu.[2]
  • Kōchō 2, on the 28th day of the 11th month (1262): Shinran passes away at the age of 90
  • Kōchō 3, on the 22nd day of the 2nd montn (1263): Nichiren was pardoned.[2]


  1. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 255-261; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 232-233.
  2. ^ a b Nichren. (2004). Writings of Nichiren Shonin: Doctrine 3, p. 47.

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