|Kanji in this term|
- (Tokyo) しょ [shòówá] (Heiban - )
- (Tokyo) うわ[shóꜜòwà] (Atamadaka - )
- IPA(key): [ɕʲo̞ːɰᵝa̠]
- 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.
- shōwa gannen
- the first year of Shōwa (1926 by the Gregorian calendar)
- 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).