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Enbun (延文), also known as Embun, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Bunna and before Kōan. This period started in March 1356 and ended in March 1361; The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇 Go-Kōgon-tennō). Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō).

Events of the Enbun era

  • 1356 (Enbun 1, 7th month): Minamoto no Michisuke was given the position of naidaijin in the Imperial court hierarchy.
  • 1356 (Enbun 1, 7th month): Ashikaga Yoshinori is raised to the 2nd rank of the 3rd class in the Imperial court hierarchy.
  • 1357 (Enbun 2, 2nd month): Emperor Go-Murakami released captive Kōgon, Kōmyō and Sukō; and they returned to Kyoto.
  • 1358 (Enbun 3): Death of Ashikaga Takauji; Ashikaga Yoshiakira was appointed as the new shogun.

Southern Court nengō

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