Ōhō (応保) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Eiryaku and before Chōkan. This period spanned the years from September 1161 through March 1163.[1] The reigning emperor was Nijō-tennō (二条天皇).[2]

Change of eraEdit

  • January 28, 1161 Ōhō gannen (長寛元年): 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 Eiryaku 2, on the 4th day of the 9th month of 1161.[3]

Events of the Ōhō eraEdit

  • 1161 (Ōhō 1, 2nd month): The emperor visited Kasuga Shrine and other shrines which were situated just outside the boundaries of the capital city.[4]
  • July 31, 1162 (Ōhō 2, 18th day of the 6th month): Fujiwara no Tadazane died.[3]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōhō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 741, p. 741, at Google Books; 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.191-194; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp.327-329; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 208-212.
  3. ^ a b Brown, p. 328.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 191.


  • Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
  • Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764

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Preceded by Era or nengō

Succeeded by