Kansei(寛政?) was a Japanese era name(年号,,nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Tenmei and before Kyōwa. This period started in January 1789 and ended in February 1801. During this time, the emperor was Kōkaku-tennō(光格天皇?).
♯The Northern pretenders did not recognize the Genkō era. Gentoku was used in the Northern Court until 1332. ₪The Shōkyō era was recognized only by the Northern pretenders, not by the Southern Court. ‡ Upon reunification of the Northern and Southern Courts in 1392, Genchū was discontinued. Meitoku was used until 1394.