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Bun'ei (文永) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kōchō and before Kenji. This period started in February 1264 and ended in April 1275. During this time, the emperors were Kameyama-tennō (亀山天皇) and Go-Uda-tennō (後宇多天皇).

Events of the Bun'ei era

In Bun'ei 11, samurai fought at a stone barrier near Fukuoka
  • 17 March 1272 (Bun'ei 9, 17th day of the 2nd month): Former Emperor Go-Saga died.
  • 1274 (Bun'ei 11, 1st month): In the 15th year of Kameyama's reign, the emperor resigned.
  • 1274 (Bun'ei 11, 3rd month): Emperor Go-Uda became the monarch of Japan. The retired Emperor Kameyama continued to be important and powerful.
  • 1274 (Bun'ei 11, 10th month): Former Emperor Go-Fukakusa's son Hirohito-shinnō was named Crown Prince and heir to Emperor Go-Uda. Hirohito and Go-Uda were first cousins.
  • 19 November 1274 (Bun'ei 11, 20th day of the 10th month): Kublai Khan sent a fleet and an army to invade Japan. Some military forces are landed near Fukuoka in Kyūshū. However, a storm sank many of the ships. The major part of the invading army was drowned. The invaders retreated to Korea. During the brief fighting, the Hakozaki Shrine was burned to the ground. This 1274 event was called Bun'ei no eki.

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