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Bunji (文治) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Genryaku and before Kenkyū. This period started in August 1185 and ended in April 1190. The reigning emperor was Go-Toba-tennō (後鳥羽天皇).

Events of the Bunji era

  • 22 December 1185 (Bunji 1, 29th day of the 11th month): The court formally approves the shogonate government at Kamakura in the Kantō region.
  • 1186 (Bunji 2, 4th month): Go-Shirakawa visits the widow of Emperor Takakura (Kenrei-mon In) at her humble retreat in Ohara.

Related pages

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