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Kyōroku (享禄) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Daiei and before Tenbun. This era spanned from August 1528 to July 1532.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Nara-tennō (後奈良天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1528 Kyōroku gannen (享禄元年): The era name was changed to mark the enthronement of Emperor Go-Nara. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Daiei 8, the 20th day of the 8th month.
This nengō takes its name from the I Ching: "He who sits on the Imperial Throne enjoys Heaven's Favor (居天位享天禄).

Events of the Kyōroku era[edit]

Statues were blackened in the fire at Yakushi-ji in 1528.
  • 1528 (Kyōroku 1): Fire damaged Yakushi-ji in Nara.[3]
  • 1528 (Kyōroku 1): Former kampaku Konoe Tanye became sadaijin. The former naidaijin, Minamoto-no Mitsikoto, becomes the udaijin. Former dainagon Kiusho Tanemitsi becomes naidaijin.[4]
  • 1529 (Kyōroku 2): Neo-Confucian scholar Wang Yangming died.[5]
  • 1530 (Kyōroku 3, 7th month): The former-kampaku Kiyusho Hisatsune died at the age of 63.[4]
  • 1531 (Kyōroku 4): The Kamakura shogunate office of shugo (governor) is abolished.[6]
  • 1532 (Kyōroku 5): Followers of the Ikko sect were driven out of Kyoto; and they settled in Osaka.[7]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyoroku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 585; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at archive.today.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 372–382.
  3. ^ Giesen, Walter. (2012). Japan, p. 428.
  4. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 373.
  5. ^ Varley, Paul H. (2000). Japanese Culture, p. 207; Jansen, Marius B. (2002). The Making of Modern Japan, p. 248.
  6. ^ Davis, David L. (1974). "Ikki in Late Medieval Japan," in Medieval Japan: Essays in Institutional History (John W. Hall, ed.), p. 242.
  7. ^ Hauser, William B. (1974). Economic Institutional Change in Tokugawa Japan, p. 8.


  • Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Roth, Käthe. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 48943301
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Ōdai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691

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Preceded by Era or nengō

Succeeded by