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. During this time, the emperor was Go-Mizunoo-tennō (後水尾天皇).
Events of the Genna era[change | change source]
- 1616 (Genna 2): Kida Kōan publishes Genna kokaisho, which is a book on ocean navigation.
- 26 September 1617 (Genna 3, 26th day of the 8th month): Former-Emperor Go-Yōzei died. He was buried at Nikkō.
- 1618 (Genna 4, 8th month): A comet appeared in the sky.
- 5 July 1620 (Genna 6, 6th day of the 6th month): The emperor married Tokugawa Kazuko who was the daughter of the shogun.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Genna" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 239.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Mizunoo Tennō," pp. 256-257; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 410-411.
- Munro, Neil Gordon. (1904). Coins of Japan, p. ix.
- Titsingh, p. 410.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital of Japan, 794-1869, p. 317.
- Nussbaum, "Genna kokaisho" at p. 239.
- Titsingh, p. 410; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 後陽成天皇 (107)
- Ponsonby-Fane, p. 317; Titsingh, p. 410.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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