昭和

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U+337C, ㍼
SQUARE ERA NAME SYOUWA

[U+337B]
CJK Compatibility
[U+337D]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

昭和 (hiragana しょうわ, rōmaji Shōwa)

  1. The Shōwa era; the Japanese era beginning on December 25 1926 and ending on January 7 1989.
    昭和 (しょうわ)元年 (がんねん)
    shōwa gannen
    the first year of Shōwa (1926 by the Gregorian calendar)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not to be confused with 正和, the Shōwa era of 1312–1317, or with 承和, the Jōwa era of 834–848 (which may also be read Shōwa).

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3