Enkyō (Edo period) facts for kids
Enkyō (延享) was a Japanese era name (年号, 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) and Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇).
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).
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