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. During this time, the emperor was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).
Events of the Bunmei era[change | edit source]
- 18 January 1471 (Bunmei 2, 27th day of the 12th month ): The former-Emperor Go-Hanazono died at age 52.
- 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.
- 21 February 1482 (Bummei 14, 4th day of the 2nd month): Construction of Ashikaga Yoshimasa's Silver Pavilion was started.
Related pages[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunmei" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 89.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Tsuchimikado Tennō," p. 265; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 352-360.
- 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.
- Titsingh, p. 357.
- Nussbaum, "Bunmei ittō-ki" at p. 89.
- Keene, Donald. (2003). Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavillion, p. 87.
- Asian Historical Architecture, "Ginkaku-ji Temple - 銀閣寺 (built 1484-90 onward)"; retrieved 2012-4-27.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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