Man'en

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Man'en (万延?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ansei and before Bunkyū. This period started in March 1860 and ended in February 1861.[1] During this time, the emperor was Kōmei-tennō (孝明天皇?).[2]

The nengō Tenpō means "Ten Thousand Years Prolonged"[3]

Events of the Man'en era[change | change source]

Coin minted during the Man'en era
  • 1860 (Man'en 1): First diplomatic mission from modern Japan to the United States.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Man'en" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 607.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōmei Tennō," p. 553.
  3. Pollack, David. (2002). Reading Against Culture: Ideology and Narrative in the Japanese novel, p. 208.
  4. Hannavy, John. (2007). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography, Vol. 1, p. 770.
  5. Press release: "First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to U.S. Is Subject of May 24 Lecture," Library of Congress, April 16, 2010; retrieved 2011-12-14.

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Keichō 1st 2nd
1860 1861
Preceded by:
Ansei
Era or nengō:
Man'en
Succeeded by:
Bunkyū