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Bunpō (文保), also romanized as Bumpō, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōwa and before Gen'ō. This period started in February 1317 and ended in April 1319. The reigning Emperors were Emperor Hanazono-tennō (花園天皇) and Go-Daigo-tennō (後醍醐天皇).

Events of the Bunpō Era

  • 1317 (Bunpō 1, 9th month): Former-Emperor Fushimi died at age 53 years.
  • 1318 (Bunpō 2, 2nd month): In the 11th year of Hanazono's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his cousin, who was the second son of former-Emperor Go-Uda. Soon eafter, Emperor Go-Daigo's role as emperor was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
  • 1319 (Bunpō 3, 4th month): Emperor Go-Daigo caused the nengō to be changed to Gen'ō to mark the beginning of his reign.

Related pages

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

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