Kōka facts for kids
Kōka (弘化code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenpō and before Kaei. This period started in December 1844 and ended in February 1848. During this time, the emperors were Ninkō-tennō (仁孝天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Kōmei-tennō (孝明天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Kōka era
- 1844 (Kōka 1): Takashima Tomonosuke was born.
- 21 February 1846 (Kōka 3, 26th day of the 1st month): Ninkō died; and the succession passed to his son (senso). Soon after, Emperor Kōmei's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- March 1846 (Kōka 3): Earthquake in Sanriku (Latitude: 39.500/Longitude: 142.000), 6.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale
- 9 May 1847 (Kōka 4): Earthquake in Nagano (Latitude: 37.000/Longitude: 138.000), 7.4 on Richter Scale
- 1848 (Kōka 5): The last subscription Noh performance of the pre-modern era.
During the Koka era, Hiroshige began making prints of women in the context of famous places.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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