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Bunchū (文中) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kentoku and before Tenju. This period started in October 1372 and ended in May 1375. The Southern Court monarch in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō). The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇, Go-En'yū-tennō).

Events of the Bunchū era

  • 1373–1406 (Bunchū 2Ōei 13): Embassies between China and Japan.
  • 1374 (Bunchū 3): En'yū became the head of the Northern Court.

Northern Court nengō

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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