Bunmei

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Bunmei (文明?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ōnin and before Chōkyō. This period started in April 1469 and ended in July 1487.[1] During this time, the emperor was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇?).[2]

Events of the Bunmei era[change | edit source]

In the 14th year of Bummei, the major construction work of the Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji) was started
  • 16 April 1473 (Bunmei 5, on the 19th day of the 3rd month): Yamana Sōzen died at age 70.[4]
  • 1478 (Bunmei 10): The philosopher Ichijō Kanera (1402–1481) published Bummei ittō-ki (On the Unity of Knowledge and Culture) which is about political ethics.[5]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunmei" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 89.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Tsuchimikado Tennō," p. 265; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 352-360.
  3. Carter, Steven D. (1996). Literary patronage in late medieval Japan, p. 65; Titsingh, p. 356; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 後花園天皇 (102); retrieved 2012-5-23.
  4. Titsingh, p. 357.
  5. Nussbaum, "Bunmei ittō-ki" at p. 89.
  6. Keene, Donald. (2003). Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavillion, p. 87.
  7. Asian Historical Architecture, "Ginkaku-ji Temple - 銀閣寺 (built 1484-90 onward)"; retrieved 2012-4-27.

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Preceded by:
Ōnin
Era or nengō:
Bunmei
Succeeded by:
Chōkyō