Kanpō

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Kanpō (寛保?), also known as Kampō, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name"), also known as Kampō, after Genbun and before Enkyō. This period started in February 1741 and ended in February 1744.[1] During this time, the emperor was Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇?).[2]

Events of the Kanpō Era[change | edit source]

Map of Japan made in London in 1744 (4th year of Kanpō)
  • 1742 (Kanpō 2): A comet was seen in the sky.[3]
  • 1743 (Kanpō 3, 11th month): A comet was sighted in the night sky. This comet is likely to have been what is today identified as C/1743 C1 (De-Cheseaux).[5]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kampō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 465.
  2. Nussbaum, "Sakuramachi Tennō," p. 814; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 417-418.
  3. Titsingh, p. 418.
  4. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital, 794-1869, p. 321; Titsingh, p. 418.
  5. Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208; Harvard-Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System; retrieved 2011-12-15.

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Kanpō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1741 1742 1743 1744
Preceded by:
Genbun
Era or nengō:
Kanpō
Succeeded by:
Enkyō