Jōō (Edo period)

Jōō (Edo Period)

Jōō (Edo period)

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, alternatively romanized as Jō-ō or Shōō, was a after Keian and before Meireki. This period spanned the years from September 1652 through April 1655.Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Jō-ō" in n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see .

Change of era

  • 1652 : The era name was changed to Jōō (meaning "receiving answers"), which was to mark the death of the third shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Keian 5, on the 18th day of the 9th month.

The name of this new era came from the Book of the Jin: "The Xia and the Shang dynasties follow their destinies, so the House of Zhou came when it was time." (夏商運、周氏期)

Events of the Jōō era

  • October 3, 1653 (Jōō 2, 12th day of the 8th month)<!-- NengoCalc 承応二年八月十二日 -->: A violent fire destroyed a large part of the Imperial palace and many temples which were nearby. Shortly thereafter, several girls, aged 12–14 years, were imprisoned for having started this fire and others in Heian-kyō.
  • August 18, 1654 (Jōō 3, 6th day of the 7th month)<!-- NengoCalc 承応三年七月六日 -->: A famous priest, Ingen, arrived at Nagasaki from China. His intention was to reform the practice of Buddhism in Japan.<ref......
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