Shōji (era)

Shōji (正治) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Kenkyū and before Kennin. This period spanned the years from April 1199 through February 1201.[1] The reigning emperor was Tsuchimikado-tennō (土御門天皇).[2]

Change of eraEdit

  • 1199 Shōji gannen (正治元年): 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 Kenkyū 10, on the 27th day of the 4th month of 1199.[3]

Events of the Shōji eraEdit


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōji" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 882; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 221–224; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 340; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 221.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 340.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 223; Mass, Jeffrey. (1976) The Kamakura Bakufu: A Study in Documents, p. 158.
  5. ^ Titsingh, p. 224.
  6. ^ "坂額御前(上)鎌倉幕府に弓を…「美女」が戦った時代があった" [Hangaku Gozen (above) A bow to the Kamakura Shogunate ... There was a time when "beautiful women" fought.]. Sankei Shimbun (in Japanese). 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2021.


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Preceded by Era or nengō

Succeeded by