Hōreki (宝暦code: ja is deprecated ), also known as Horyaku, was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kan'en and before Meiwa. The period started in October 1751 and ended in June 1764. During this time, the emperor and emperess were Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Go-Sakuramachi-tennō (後桜町天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Hōreki era
The previous era ended in 1751 (Kan'en 4, 27th day of the 10th month); however, this nengō was created years later. By Imperial command, the era was re-named on December 2, 1754, which then became 19th day of the 10th month of the 4th year of Hōreki.
- 1752 (Hōreki 2): An ambassador from the Ryūkyū Kingdom was received in Edo.
- 1754 (Hōreki 4): Shimazu clan was ordered to complete Kizo River flood control project
- 1755 (Hōreki 5): Calendar reform by Abe Yasukuni, Shibukawa Kōkyō and Nishiyama Seikyū is named Horiki Kojutsu Gen-reki (Hōryaku calendar)
- 1758 (Hōreki 8): Takenouchi Shikibu and others taught Confucianism and martial arts to the emperor in Kyoto.
- 1760 (Hōreki 10): Shogun Tokugawa Ieshige resigned and his son, Tokugawa Ieharu, became the 10th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
- 1762 (Hōreki 12): Emperor Momozono abdicated; and the succession passed to his sister (senso). Soon after, Empress Go-Sakuramachi's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 31 August 1762 (Hōreki 12, 12th day of the 7th month): Former-Emperor Momozono died.
- 1763 (Hōreki 13): A merchant association handling Korean ginseng is founded in the Kanda district of Edo.
- 1764 (Hōreki 14): Sweet potatoes are exported from Edo to Korea. The food crop in Korea is the result of a diplomatic mission.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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