An'ei facts for kids
An'ei (安永) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Meiwa and before Tenmei. This period started in November 1772 and ended in March 1781. During this time, the emperors were Go-Momozono-tennō (後桃園天皇) and Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇).
The nengō An'ei means "Eternal Tranquility" or "Peaceful and Long".
Events of the An'ei era
- 1774 (An'ei 3): Kaitai shinsho, the first complete Japanese translation of a Western medical work, is published by Sugita Gempaku and Maeno Ryotaku.
- 1775 (An'ei 4): Epidemic diseases spread in the Japanese population and 190,000 died in Edo.
- 1775 (An'ei 4): Carl Peter Thunberg arrived at Dutch East India Company outpost or "factory" in Nagasaki.
- 1778 (An'ei 7): Flooding at Kyoto.
- 12 June 1779 (An'ei 8, 28th day of the 4th month): Former-Emperor Go-Momozono died.
- 1780: After the death of Empress Go-Momozono, the succession (senso) passed to Emperor Kōkaku; and his role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 1780 (An'ei 9): Heavy rains and flooding in the Kantō.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" – historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- National Archives of Japan: Hinozenshu sanbutsu zuko, scroll showing illustrated inventory of industries in Hizen, An'ei 2 (1773)
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