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Kanshō (寛正) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōroku and before Bunshō. This period started in December 1460 and ended in February 1466.[1] During this time, the emperors were Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇)[2] and Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).[3]

Events of the Kanshō era[change | change source]

Stone marker for Wakae Castle which was torn down in the 1st year of Kanshō
  • 1460 (Kanshō 1, 9th month): Wakae Castle in Kawachi Province was destroyed when Hatakeyama Yoshinari (畠山 義就, 1437-21 January 1491) was forced out of it.[4]
  • 21 August 1464 (Kanshō 5, 19th day of the 7th month): Go-Hanazono resigned. He abdication caused the Imperial succession to pass to his son who would be known as Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kanshō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 478.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Hanazono Tennō," p. 252.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Tsuchimikado Tennō," p. 265; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 331-351.
  4. Titsingh, p. 350; Ramirez-Christensen, Experanza U. (1994). Heart's flower: the life and poetry of Shinkei, p. 28.
  5. Titsingh, p. 351; Varley, 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 Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-29.

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