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Meireki (明暦) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Jōō and before Manji. This period started in April 1655 and ended in July 1658.[1] During this time, the emperor was Go-Sai-tennō (後西院天皇).[2]

Events of the Meireki era[change | change source]

In the 1st year of Meireki, a Joseon diplomatic mission was received
In Meireki 3, Edo was burned in a great fire
  • 1655 (Meireki 1): The ambassador of Korea is received in Japan.[3]

In 1656-1659, Go-Mizunoo built the Imperial villa and Japanese gardens at Shugakuin Rikyū.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Meireki" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 625.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tennō," pp. 962-963; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 413.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Titsingh, p. 413.
  4. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital, 794-1869, p. 318.
  5. Nussbaum, "Shugaku-in Rikyū" at p. 890.

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