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
  • 1616 (Genna 2): Kida Kōan publishes Genna kokaisho, which is a book on ocean navigation.[6]
  • 1 June 1616 (Genna 2, 17th day of the 4th month): Ieyasu died at Suruga Castle.[4]
  • 1618 (Genna 4, 8th month): A comet appeared in the sky.[4]
  • 5 July 1620 (Genna 6, 6th day of the 6th month): The emperor married Tokugawa Kazuko who was the daughter of the shogun.[8]
  • 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. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Genna" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 239.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Mizunoo Tennō," pp. 256-257; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 410-411.
  3. Munro, Neil Gordon. (1904). Coins of Japan, p. ix.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Titsingh, p. 410.
  5. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital of Japan, 794-1869, p. 317.
  6. Nussbaum, "Genna kokaisho" at p. 239.
  7. Titsingh, p. 410; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 後陽成天皇 (107)
  8. Ponsonby-Fane, p. 317; Titsingh, p. 410.

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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