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Proper nounEdit

昭和 (hiragana しょうわ, romaji Shōwa)

  1. The Japanese era beginning on December 25 1926 and ending on January 7 1989; the previous era is 大正 and the next is 平成.
    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 notesEdit

  • 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).