was a after Angen
and before Yōwa.
This period spanned the years from 1177
. The reigning emperors were and .
Change of era
- ; 1177: 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 Angen 3, on the 4th day of the 8th month of 1177.
Events of the Jishō era
- Jishō 1, on the 28th day of the 4th month (1177): A great fire in the capital was spread by high winds; and the palace was reduced to cinders.
- Jishō 2, 12th day of the 11th month (1178): Emperor Takakura's consort, Tokuko, gives birth to an infant who will become Emperor Antoku.
- Jisho 4, 21st day of the 2nd month (1180): Emperor Takakura abdicates.
- Jishō 4, on the 21st day of the 4th month (1180): In the 12th year of Takakura-tennō's reign (高倉天皇12年), the emperor was forced to abdicate; and the succession (‘‘senso’’) was received by his infant son, the grandson of Taira Kiyomori.
- Jisho 4, 22nd day of the 4th month (1180): Emperor Antoku’s is said to have acceded to the throne (‘‘sokui’’) on the day of his cornonation ceremony.
- Jisho 4, 2nd day of the 6th month (1180): Former-Emperor Go-Shirakawa-in, former-emperor Takakura-in and Emperor Antoku leave Kyoto for Fukuhara, which is near modern-day Kōbe, Hyōgo.
- Jisho 4, 26th day of the 11th month (1180): The capital is moved back to Kyoto from Fukuhara.
- Jisho 4 (1180): A devastating whirlwind causes havoc in Heian-kyo, the capital.
- Jisho 5, 14th day of the 1st month (1181): Emperor Takakura dies.
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