Enkyō (延享) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kanpō and before Kan'en. This period started in February 1744 and ended in July 1748. During this time the, emperors were Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇) and Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇).
Events of Enkyō era[change | change source]
- 1744 (Enkyō 1): Great comet was visible in sky for many months; this comet is now identified as C/1743 X1 (De Cheseaux).
- 9 June 1747 (Enkyō 4, 21st day of the 4th month): Sakuramachi abdicated; and the succession passed to his son (senso). Soon after, Emperor Momozono's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
Related pages[change | change source]
Notes[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enkyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 179.
- Nussbaum, "Sakuramachi Tennō," p. 814.
- Nussbaum, "Momozono Tennō," p. 656; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 417-418.
- Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208; Harvard-Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System; retrieved 2011-12-15.
- Titsingh, p. 418.
- Meyer, Eva-Maria. (1999). Japans Kaiserhof in der Edo-Zeit, pp. 47; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-30.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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