- Shōgen is also an alternative pronunciation of the name of the Jōgen era (1207–1211).
was a after Shōka
and before Bun'ō.
This period spanned the years from 1259
. The reigning emperors were and .
Change of era
- ; 1259: The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The years of the Shōgen era was in a period marked by famine and epidemics; and the era name was changed in quick succession in the hope that this might bring them to a close. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Shōka 3.
- Shōgen 1, in the 11th month (1259): In the 14th year of Go-Fukakusa-tennō's reign (後深草天皇14年), the emperor abdicated; and the succession (‘‘senso’’) was received by his younger brother. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Kameyama is said to have acceded to the throne (‘‘sokui’’).
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- Varley, H. Paul , ed. (1980). [Kitabatake Chikafusa, 1359], Jinnō Shōtōki ("A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa" translated by H. Paul Varley). New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-04940-4