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Kōhei (康平) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, literally "year name") after Tengi and before Jiryaku. This period spanned the years from August 1058 through August 1065.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Reizei-tennō (後冷泉天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1058 Kōhei gannen (康平元年) : The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Tengi 6, on the 29th day of the 8th month of 1058.[3]

Events of the Kōhei era[edit]

  • 1060 (Kōhei 3, 27th day of the 11th month): A broom star was observed in the south for seven nights.[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōhei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 543, p. 543, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.is.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 162-166; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 311-314; ; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 197-198.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 313.
  4. ^ Pankenier, David et al. (2008). Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea, p. 123., p. 123, at Google Books


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by