Man'en (万延) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Ansei and before Bunkyū. This period started in March 1860 and ended in February 1861. During this time, the emperor was Kōmei-tennō (孝明天皇).
Events of the Man'en era[change | change source]
- 1860 (Man'en 1): First Western professional photographer to live in Japan was Orrin Freeman in Yokohama.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Man'en" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 607.
- Nussbaum, "Kōmei Tennō," p. 553.
- Pollack, David. (2002). Reading Against Culture: Ideology and Narrative in the Japanese novel, p. 208.
- Hannavy, John. (2007). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography, Vol. 1, p. 770.
- Press release: "First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to U.S. Is Subject of May 24 Lecture," Library of Congress, April 16, 2010; retrieved 2011-12-14.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" Link to historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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