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Bunsei (文政) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Bunka and before Tenpō. This period started in April 1818 and ended in December 1830. During this time, the emperor was Ninkō-tennō (仁孝天皇).

Events of the Bunsei era

Coins minted during the Bunsei era
  • 1822 (Bunsei 5): Edo was struck with 150 earthquake tremors over three days.
  • 11 August 1823 (Bunsei 6, 6th day of the 7th month): German flora- and fauna-taxonomist Philipp Franz von Siebold arrived at Dejima as new physician for the Dutch trading post in Nagasaki harbor.
  • 13 August 1830 (Bunsei 13, 25th day of the 6th month): Earthquake at Kyoto (Latitude: 35.000/Longitude: 136.000), no Richter scale magnitude can be inferred from the available data.

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