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Kan'en (寛延) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Enkyō and before Hōreki. This period started in July 1748 and ended in October 1751. During this time, the emperor was Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇).
Events of the Kan'en Era[change | change source]
- 1748 (Kan'en 1): The first performance of the puppet play Kanadehon Chushingura, which presents a classic story of samurai revenge.
- 1748 (Kan'en 1): Ambassadors from the Korea and from the Ryukyu Islands were received in Edo.
- 7 October 1749 (Kan'en 2, 26th day of the 8th month): Nijō Castle was burnt after it was struck by lightning.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kan'en" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 469.
- Nussbaum, "Momozono Tennō," p. 656; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 418.
- Hall, John Whitney. (1988). The Cambridge History of Japan, p. xxiii.
- Titsingh, p. 418.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). Kyoto: the Old Capital of Japan, 794-1869, p. 321; Titsingh, p. 418.
- Meyer, Eva-Maria. (1999). Japans Kaiserhof in der Edo-Zeit, p. 186; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 桜町天皇 (115); retrieved 2012-5-27.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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