Kyōhō

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Kyōhō (享保?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Shōtoku and before Gembun. This period started in July 1716 and ended in April 1736.[1] During this time, the emperors were Nakamikado-tennō (中御門天皇?)[2] and Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇?).[3]

Events of the Kyōhō era[change | edit source]

Monument to Konyo Aoki who introduced sweet potatoes to Japan in the 20th year of Kyōhō
  • 1718 (Kyōhō 3): The bakufu repaired the Imperial tombs.[5]
  • 1718 (Kyōhō 3, 8th month): Shogunate creates a petition-box (目安箱 meyasubako?) in Heian-kyō (Kyoto).[5]
  • 1721 (Kyōhō 6): Edo population of 1.1 million makes it the world's largest city.[6]
  • 3 August 1730 (Kyōhō 15, 20th day of the 6th month): A fire destroyed 3,790 houses in Heian-kyō.[5]
  • 1732 (Kyōhō 17): Locusts eat crops in areas around the inland sea.[8]
  • 24 September 1732 (Kyōhō 17, 24th day of the 9th month): Former-Emperor Reigen died.[9]
  • 1733 (Kyōhō 18): Ginseng grown in Japan begins to be available in the Japanese food markets.[10]


Noteworty coins were minted during this era, including the gold ōban and koban.[13]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyōhō" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 584.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nakamikado Tennō," p. 690.
  3. Nussbaum, "Sakuramachi Tennō," p. 814; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs to japon, pp. 416-417.
  4. Bowman, John Stewart. (2000). Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture, p. 142.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital, 794-1869, p. 320.
  6. Foreign Press Center. (1997). Japan: Eyes on the Country, Views of the 47 Prefectures, p. 127.
  7. Adams, Thomas. (1953). Japanese Securities Markets: A Historical Survey, pp. 11-12; Hayami, Akira et al. (2004) The Economic History of Japan: 1600-1990, p. 67.
  8. Hall, John Whitney. (1988). The Cambridge History of Japan, p. 456.
  9. Meyer, Eva-Maria. (1999). Japans Kaiserhof in der Edo-Zeit, p. 186; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 霊元天皇 (112); retrieved 2012-5-27.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Takekoshi, Yosaburō. (1930). Economic Aspects of the History of the Civilization of Japan, p. 352.
  11. Meyer, p. 47.
  12. Titsingh, p. 417; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 44; 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 2012-6-30.
  13. Nussbaum, "Kyōhō-kingin" at p. 584.

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Kyōhō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
1716 1717 1718 1719 1720 1721 1722 1723 1724 1725 1726 1727 1728 1729 1730 1731 1732 1733 1734 1735
Kyōhō 21st
1736
Preceded by:
Shōtoku
Era or nengō:
Kyōhō
Succeeded by:
Genbun