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Bunsei (文政) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Bunka and before Tenpō. This period started in April 1818 and ended in December 1830. During this time, the emperor was Ninkō-tennō (仁孝天皇).
Events of the Bunsei era[change | change source]
- 11 August 1823 (Bunsei 6, 6th day of the 7th month): German flora- and fauna-taxonomist Philipp Franz von Siebold arrived at Dejima as new physician for the Dutch trading post in Nagasaki harbor.
- 13 August 1830 (Bunsei 13, 25th day of the 6th month): Earthquake at Kyoto (Latitude: 35.000/Longitude: 136.000), no Richter scale magnitude can be inferred from the available data.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunsei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 92.
- Nussbaum, "Ninkō Tennō," p. 716.
- Hammer, Joshua. (2006). Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II, p. 63.
- Screech, Timon. (2006). Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822, p. 73.
- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA/Japan: Significant Earthquake Database; retrieved 2011-12-13.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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