Kanbun (era)

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Kanbun (寛文), also romanized as Kambun, was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Manji and before Enpō. This period started in April 1661 and ended in September 1673.[1] During this time, the emperors were Go-Sai-tennō (後西天皇)[2] and Reigen-tennō (霊元天皇).[3]

Events of the Kanbun era[change | change source]

In the 2nd year of Kanbun, the emperor ordered Tosa Hiromichi to change his name to Sumiyoshi Jokei. The seal of the artist is shown here.
  • 6 June 1663 (Kanbun 3, 1st day of the 5th month): An earthquake struck in Ōmi Province.[4]
  • 1668 (Kanbun 8, 1st day of the 2nd month): A major fire in Edo lasted 45 days.[8]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kambun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 460.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tennō," pp. 962-963.
  3. Nussbaum, "Reigen Tennō," p. 785; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 413-414.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p. 413.
  5. Titsingh, "Sumiyoshi-ha," p. 913.
  6. Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System (JAANUS), "Sumiyoshi"; British Museum, Sumiyoshi Jokei;retrieved 2011-12-9.
  7. Titsingh, p. 413; Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 284; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-29.
  8. Titsingh, p. 414.
  9. Tanaka, Hiroyuki. (1993). "The Ogasawara Islands in Tokugawa Japan", Kaiji Shi Kenkyuu (Journal of the Maritime History).

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Kanbun 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
1661 1662 1663 1664 1665 1666 1667 1668 1669 1670 1670 1671 1672 1673
Preceded by:
Manji
Era or nengō:
Kanbun
Succeeded by:
Enpō