Bunna

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Bunna (文和), also romanized as Bunwa, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kannō and before Enbun. This period started in September 1352[1] and ended in March 1356.[2] The pretender in Kyoto was Go-Kōgon-tennō (後光厳天皇).[3] Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time-frame was Go-Murakami-tennō (後村上天皇).[4]

Events of the Bunna era[change | change source]

  • 1353 (Bunna 2): Kyoto occupied by southern forces under Yamana Tokiuji; and the capital was retaken by the Ashikaga.[5]
  • 1354 (Bunna 3): Takauji flees with Go-Kōgon; Kitabatake Chikafusa dies.[5]
  • 1355 (Bunna 4): Kyoto taken by southern army; Kyoto retaken again by the Ashikaga forces.[5]

Southern Court nengō[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunwa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 93.
  2. Nussbaum, "Embun" at p. 175; see also NengoCalc; retrieved 2012-5-29.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Kōgon Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 302-303.
  4. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p.329.

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Bunna 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1352 1353 1354 1355 1356
Preceded by:
Kannō
Northern Court nengō:
Bunna
Succeeded by:
Enbun