Enkyō (Edo period) facts for kids
Enkyō (延享code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kanpō and before Kan'en. This period started in February 1744 and ended in July 1748. During this time the, emperors were Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of Enkyō era
- 1744 (Enkyō 1): Great comet was visible in sky for many months; this comet is now identified as C/1743 X1 (De Cheseaux).
- 1745 (Enkyō 2): Tokugawa Ieshige became shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
- 1745 (Enkyō 2): First market fair in the capital region.
- 1745 (Enkyō 2, 2nd month): A great fire sweeps through Edo.
- 9 June 1747 (Enkyō 4, 21st day of the 4th month): Sakuramachi abdicated; and the succession passed to his son (senso). Soon after, Emperor Momozono's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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