Genna

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Genna (元和) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year" name") coming after Keichō and before Kan'ei. This period started in July 1615 and ended in February 1624.[1] During this time, the emperor was Go-Mizunoo-tennō (後水尾天皇).[2]

The nengō Genna means "Commencement of Concord".[3]

Events of the Genna era[change | change source]

Osaka Castle was burned in the 1st year of Genna
  • 1615 (Genna 1): Tokugawa forces burned Osaka Castle.[4]
  • 1 September 1615 (Genna 1, 9th day of the 7th month): Tokugawa Ieyasu pulled down Hōkoku-jinja.[5]
  • 1616 (Genna 2): Kida Kōan publishes Genna kokaisho, which is a book on ocean navigation.[1]
  • 1 June 1616 (Genna 2, 17th day of the 4th month): Ieyasu died at Suruga Castle.[4]
  • 26 September 1617 (Genna 3, 26th day of the 8th month): Former-Emperor Go-Yōzei died. He was buried at Nikkō.[4]
  • 1618 (Genna 4, 8th month): A comet appeared in the sky.[6]
  • 5 July 1620 (Genna 6, 6th day of the 6th month): The emperor married Tokugawa Kazuko who was the daughter of the shogun.[7]
  • 1620 (Genna 6): There were destructive fires in Kyoto in the 2nd and 3rd month.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. pp. 256–257. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  3. Munro, Neil Gordon (1904). Coins of Japan. Box of curios printing and publishing Company. p. 63.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 410.
  5. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital of Japan, 794-1869, p. 317.
  6. Titsingh, p. 410.
  7. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 317.

Other websites[change | change source]

Genna 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1615 1616 1617 1618 1619 1620 1621 1622 1623 1624
Preceded by:
Keichō
Era or nengō:
Genna
Succeeded by:
Kan'ei