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Bunki (文亀 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Meiō and before Eishō. This period started in February 1501 and ended in February 1504. During this time, the emperor was Go-Kashiwabara-tennō (後柏原天皇 ).

Events of the Bunki era

Ashikaga Yoshitane statue
Ashikaga Yoshitane was sent into exile in the 1st year of Bunki
  • 1501 Bunki gannen (文亀元年 ): The era name was changed to mark the 58th year of the Chinese zodiac. The previous era ended and a new one started in 1501 (Meiō 10, 29th day of the 2nd month).
  • 1502 (Bunki 2, 7th month): Minamoto-no Yoshitaka was elevated to the 2nd tier of the 4th class official in the Imperial court.
  • 1503 (Bunki 3): There was a great drought in the summer.

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Preceded by:
Meiō
Era or nengō:
Bunki
Succeeded by:
Eishō
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