Kanpō (寛保), also known as Kampō, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name"), also known as Kampō, after Genbun and before Enkyō. This period started in February 1741 and ended in February 1744. During this time, the emperor was Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇).
Events of the Kanpō Era[change | change source]
- 1742 (Kanpō 2): A comet was seen in the sky.
- 1742 (Kanpō 2, 8th month): Flooding in the provinces of Musashi, Kōzuke, Shimotsuke, and Shinano. In Heian-kyō, the Sanjo Bridge is washed away.
- 1743 (Kanpō 3, 11th month): A comet was sighted in the night sky. This comet is likely to have been what is today identified as C/1743 C1 (De-Cheseaux).
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kampō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 465.
- Nussbaum, "Sakuramachi Tennō," p. 814; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 417-418.
- Titsingh, p. 418.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital, 794-1869, p. 321; Titsingh, p. 418.
- Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208; Harvard-Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System; retrieved 2011-12-15.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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