Bunpō

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Bunpō (文保?), also romanized as Bumpō, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Shōwa and before Gen'ō. This period started in February 1317 and ended in April 1319.[1] The reigning Emperors were Emperor Hanazono-tennō (花園天皇?) and Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇?).[2]

Events of the Bunpō Era[change | change source]

  • 1317 (Bunpō 1, 9th month): Former-Emperor Fushimi died at age 53 years.[3]
  • 1318 (Bunpō 2, 2nd month): In the 11th year of Hanazono's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his cousin, who wsa the second son of former-Emperor Go-Uda. Soon eafter, Emperor Go-Daigo's role as emperor was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).[4]
  • 1319 (Bunpō 3, 4th month): Emperor Go-Daigo caused the nengō to be changed to Gen'ō to mark the beginning of his reign.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bumpō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 89.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 278-281; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 243-244.
  3. Titsingh, p. 281; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 伏見天皇 (92); retrieved 2012-5-23.
  4. Titsingh, p. 281; Varley, p. 44; n.b, a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  5. Varley, p. 243.

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Bunpō 1st 2nd 3rd
1317 1318 1319
Preceded by:
Shōwa
Era or nengō:
Bunpō
Succeeded by:
Gen'ō