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Kyōwa (享和 ?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Kansei and before Bunka. This period spanned the years from 1801 through 1804. The reigning emperor was Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇 ?).

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Change of era

  • Kyōwa gannen (享和元年 ?); (February 5, 1801: a new era name was created because of the belief that the 58th year of every cycle of the Chinese zodiac brings great changes. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kansei 13.

The new era name was drawn from an hortatory aphorism: "Follow Heaven and take your destiny, unite all people and perfect your righteousness" (順乎天而其運、応乎人而其義).

Events of the Kyōwa era

References

  1. ^ a b Online "Significant Earthquake Database" -- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

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Kyōwa 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Gregorian 1801 1802 1803 1804

Preceded by:
Kansei

Era or nengō:
Kyōwa

Succeeded by:
Bunka

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