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Bunki (文亀) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Meiō and before Eishō. This period started in February 1501 and ended in February 1504.[1] During this time, the emperor was Go-Kashiwabara-tennō (後柏原天皇).[2]

Events of the Bunki era[change | change source]

Ashikaga Yoshitane was sent into exile in the 1st year of Bunki
  • 1501 Bunki gannen (文亀元年): The era name was changed to mark the 58th year of the Chinese zodiac. The previous era ended and a new one started in 1501 (Meiō 10, 29th day of the 2nd month).
  • 1502 (Bunki 2, 7th month): Minamoto-no Yoshitaka was elevated to the 2nd tier of the 4th class official in the Imperial court.[4]
  • 1503 (Bunki 3): There was a great drought in the summer.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunki" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 91.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Kashiwabara Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 364-365.
  3. Titsingh, p. 364.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p. 365.

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