Bunmei (文明) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ōnin and before Chōkyō. This period started in April 1469 and ended in July 1487. During this time, the emperor was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).
Events of the Bunmei era[change | change source]
- 18 January 1471 (Bunmei 2, 27th day of the 12th month ): The former-Emperor Go-Hanazono died at age 52.
- 1478 (Bunmei 10): The philosopher Ichijō Kanera (1402–1481) published Bummei ittō-ki (On the Unity of Knowledge and Culture) which is about political ethics.
- 21 February 1482 (Bummei 14, 4th day of the 2nd month): Construction of Ashikaga Yoshimasa's Silver Pavilion was started.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunmei" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 89.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Tsuchimikado Tennō," p. 265; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 352-360.
- Carter, Steven D. (1996). Literary patronage in late medieval Japan, p. 65; Titsingh, p. 356; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 後花園天皇 (102); retrieved 2012-5-23.
- Titsingh, p. 357.
- Nussbaum, "Bunmei ittō-ki" at p. 89.
- Keene, Donald. (2003). Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavillion, p. 87.
- Asian Historical Architecture, "Ginkaku-ji Temple - 銀閣寺 (built 1484-90 onward)"; retrieved 2012-4-27.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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