- Shōka was also the Japanese name for Changhua City, Taiwan and the alternate name for the Palestinian town of Shokat as-Sufi
Shōka (正嘉) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kōgen and before Shōgen. This period spanned the years from March 1257 to March 1259. The reigning emperor was Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇).
Change of era 
- 1257 Shōka gannen (正嘉元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kōgen 2.
Events of the Shōka era 
- 1257 (Shōka 1): A major epidemic.
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