Kaei facts for kids
Kaei (嘉永code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kōka and before Ansei. This period started in February 1848 and ended in November 1854. During this time, the emperor was Kōmei-tennō (孝明天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
The nengō Kaei means "Celebration of Eternity" or "Eternal Felicity"
Events of the Kaei Era
- 1849 (Kaei 2): Medical practice of vaccination first used by Dutch physician at Dejima.
- July 1853 (Kaei 6): Commodore Matthew Perry and the United States Navy anchor off Uraga at the mouth of Tokyo Bay.
- 1854 (Kaei 7): Commodore Perry returns to Edo Bay to force Japanese agreement to the Treaty of Kanagawa. The chief Japanese negotiator was Hayashi Akira.
- 2 May 1854 (Kaei 7, the 6th day of the 4th month): Fire destroyed the Imperial Palace in Kyoto.
During the Kaei era, the shogunate bought guns and encouraged the manufacture of guns.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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