Bunka facts for kids
Bunka (文化code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kyōwa and before Bunsei. The period started in January 1804 and ended in April 1818. During this time, the emperors were Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Ninkō-Tennō (仁孝天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Bunka era
- 1804 (Bunka 1): Hayashi Jussai explained the foreign policy of the Tokugawa shogunate to the emperor in Kyoto.
- June 1805 (Bunka 2): Genpaku Sugita was granted an audience with Shogun Tokugawa Ienari to explain differences between traditional medical knowledge and Western medical knowledge.
- 25 September 1810 (Bunka 7, 27th day of the 8thmonth): Earthquake in northern Honshū (Latitude: 39.900/Longitude: 139.900), 6.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale.
- 7 December 1812 (Bunka 9, 4th day of the 11th month): Earthquake in Honshū (Latitude: 35.400/Longitude: 139.600), 6.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale.
- 24 December 1813 (Bunka 10, 2nd day of the 11th month): Former-Empress Go-Sakuramachi died.
- 1817 (Bunka 14): Emperor Kōkaku traveled in procession to Sento Imperial Palace, a palace of an abdicated emperor. The Sento Palace at that time was called Sakura Machi Palace.
- 7 May 1817 (Bunka 14, 22nd day of the 3rd month): Kōkaku abdicated; and the succession passed to his son (senso). Soon after, Emperor Ninkō's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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