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Kagen (嘉元 ?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Kengen and before Tokuji. This period spanned the years from 1303 through 1306. The reigning emperor was Go-Nijō-tennō (後二条天皇 ?).[1]

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Change of era

  • Kagen gannen (嘉元元年 ?); 1303: The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Kengen 2.

Events of the Kagen era

  • Kagen 1 (1303):

References

  1. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 275-278; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 239.

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Kagen 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Gregorian 1303 1304 1305 1306

Preceded by:
Kengen

Era or nengō:
Kagen

Succeeded by:
Tokuji


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Kagen (嘉元?) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kengen and before Tokuji. This era lasted from August 1303 through December 1306.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Nijō-tennō (後二条天皇?).[2]

Contents

Change of era

  • 1303 Kagen gannen (嘉元元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The era before this ended and the new one started in Kengen 2.

Events of the Kagen era

  • 1304 (Kagen 2, 16th day of the 7th month): Retired former Emperor Go-Fukakusa died.[3]
  • 1305 (Kagen 3, 15th day of the 9th month): Retired former Emperor Kameyama died.[4]
  • 1305 (Kagen 3): Ashikaga Takauji was born. He would grow to become the founder and first shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate.[5]

Notes

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kagen" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 447.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 275-278; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 239.
  3. Perkins, George W. (1990). The Clear Mirror: a Chronicle of the Japanese Court during the Kamakura Period, p. 150.
  4. Perkins, p. 151.
  5. Nussbaum, "Ashikaga Takauji" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 55.

References

Other websites

Kagen 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Gregorian 1303 1304 1305 1306

Preceded by:
Kengen

Era or nengō:
Kagen

Succeeded by:
Tokuji








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