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Chôtoku 2 (長徳二年)
Timeline of 996
- 996/10/10 Fujiwara no Korechika is ordered expelled from the capital, and sent to his post in the provinces.
Other Events of 996
- Minamoto no Tsunefusa discovers Sei Shônagon's writings (i.e. The Pillow Book, completed around this year) and initiates their circulation.
- "Southern barbarians" (nanban) from the Amami Islands attack Ôsumi province and capture some 400 people, according to official Japanese records.
Births and Deaths