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Karyaku (嘉暦), also romanized as Kareki, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōchū and before Gentoku. This period spanned the years from April 1326 through August 1329.[1] The reigning Emperor was Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1326 Karyaku gannen (嘉暦元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Shōchū 3.

Events of the Karyaku era[edit]

  • March 8, 1327 (Karyaku 2, 14th day of the 2nd month): There is a total eclipse of the moon.[3]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Karyaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 483, p. 483, 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. 278-281; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 239-241.
  3. ^ Xu, Zhentao et al. (2000). East-Asian Archaeoastronomy: Historical Records of Astronomical Observations of China, Japan and Korea, p. 97.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by