Keian (慶安) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōhō and before Jōō. This period started in February 1648 and ended in September 1652. During this time, the emperor was Go-Kōmyō-tennō (後光明天皇).
Events of the Keian era[change | change source]
- 1648 (Keian 1): Legal code about city life and business are established in Osaka
- 1649 (Keian 2): Five-storied pagoda at Sensō-ji (金龍山浅草寺 Kinryū-zan Sensō-ji) was built in Asakusa.
- 1 April 1649 (Keian 2, 20th day of the 2nd month): There was a major earthquake in Edo.
- 1652 (Keian 5, 5th month): Nihon Odai Ichiran was published. The French version of this work was the first Japanese history book to be published in the West.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kei'an" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 503.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kōmyō Tennō," p. 256; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 412.
- Hall, John Whitney. Early Modern Japan, p. xx.
- Nihon Gaiji Kyōkai. (1942). Contemporary Japan: a Review of Japanese Affairs, Vol. 11, Part 2, p. 749.
- Nussbaum, "Kei'an no ofuregake" at p. 503.
- Titsingh, p. 412.
- Nussbaum, "Kei'an jinken" at p. 503; Screech, Timon. (2006). Secret Memoirs of the Shogans: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822, pp. 85-89.
- Titsingh, pp. 406, 412.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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