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Genroku (元禄) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Jōkyō and before Hōei. This period started in September 1688 and ended in March 1704. During this time, the emperor was Higashiyama-tennō (東山天皇).
Events of the Genroku era[change | change source]
- 1688 (Genroku 1): Tokugawa shogunate published a code of conduct for funerals (Fuku-kiju-ryō) and for mourning.
- 1693 (Genroku 6): The code of conduct for funerals and mourning was changed.
- 1695 (Genroku 8, 8th month): The shogunate placed the Japanese character gen (元) on copper coins.
- 1697 (Genroku 10): The 4th official map of Japan was made.
- 1697 (Genroku 10): Great fire in Edo.
- 1698 (Genroku 11): Another great fire in Edo.
- 1703 (Genroku 16, 5th month): First performance of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's play The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (Sonezaki shinjū).
- 31 December 1703 (Genroku 16, 23rd day of the 11th month): The Great Genroku Earthquake shook Edo. Fire spread in the city. The coast of Honshū was hit by tsunami.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Genroku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 239.
- Nussbaum, "Higashiyama Tennō," p. 310; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 415.
- Nussbaum, "Genroku-jidai" at p. 239.
- Nussbaum, "Genroku-bunka" at p. 239.
- Jenkins, Donald. (1971). Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings: the Primitive Period, 1680-1745, p. 21.
- Smith, Robert et al. (2004). Japanese Culture: Its Development And Characteristics, p. 28.
- Screech, Timon. (2006). Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822, p. 73.
- Smith, p. 28.
- Titsingh, p. 415.
- Meyer, Eva-Maria. (1999). Japans Kaiserhof in der Edo-Zeit, p. 186; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 明正天皇 (109); retrieved 2012-5-27.
- Traganeou, Jilly. (2004). The Tokaido Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan, p. 230.
- Nussbaum, "Ōishi Yoshio" at p. 742.
- Nussbaum, "Chikamatsu Monzaemon" at p. 112.
- Hammer, Joshua. (2006). Yokohama Burning, p. 63.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Engelbert Kaempfer's 1691 impression of Hōkō-ji compound (published 1727)
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