Genji facts for kids
Genji (元治) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Bunkyū and before Keiō. This period spanned only slightly more than a single year from February 1864 through April 1865. The reigning emperor was Kōmei-tennō (孝明天皇).
The nengō Genji means "original rule".
Events of the Genji era
- 8 July 1864 (Genji 1, 5th day of the 6th month): Skirmish at Ikedaya near Kyoto, also known as Ikedaya Jiken or Ikedaya Incident. Samurai supporting the emperor clashed with police forces of the Tokugawa shougnate.
- 12 August 1864 (Genji 1, 11th day of the 7th month): Sakuma Shōzan is assassinated at age 53. Anti-shogunate (sonno joi) forces were responsible for his death.
- 5-6 September 1864 (Genji 1, 5th-6th day of the 8th month): Bombardment of Shimonoseki
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