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noun Japanese History.
  1. the designation of the period of the reign of Emperor Yoshihito, 1912–26.
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Origin of Taisho

< Japanese taishō < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese great + zhèng right(ness)
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Historical Examples of taisho

  • Peking, the 25th day of the 5th month of the 4th year of Taisho.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale

  • Turning to the young prince, Taisho whispered, "Ah ga si khatla?"

    Robert Moffat

    David J. Deane

British Dictionary definitions for taisho


  1. the period of Japanese history and artistic style associated with the reign of Emperor Yoshihito (1912–26)
  2. the throne name of Yoshihito (1879–1926), emperor of Japan (1912–26)
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