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Bunna (文和), also romanized as Bunwa, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kannō and before Enbun. This period started in September 1352 and ended in March 1356. The pretender in Kyoto was Go-Kōgon-tennō (後光厳天皇). Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time-frame was Go-Murakami-tennō (後村上天皇).

Events of the Bunna era

  • 1353 (Bunna 2): Kyoto occupied by southern forces under Yamana Tokiuji; and the capital was retaken by the Ashikaga.
  • 1354 (Bunna 3): Takauji flees with Go-Kōgon; Kitabatake Chikafusa dies.
  • 1355 (Bunna 4): Kyoto taken by southern army; Kyoto retaken again by the Ashikaga forces.

Southern Court nengō

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Bunna 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1352 1353 1354 1355 1356
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Northern Court nengō:
Succeeded by:
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