Kan'ei facts for kids
Kan'ei (寛永code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Genna and before Shōhō. This period started in February 1624 and ended in December 1643. During this time, the emperors and empress were Go-Mizunoo-tennō (後水尾天皇code: ja is deprecated ), and Meishō-tennō (明正天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
The nengō Kan'ei means "Permanent Liberality".
Events of the Kan'ei era
- 1625 (Kan'ei 2): Founding of Kan'ei-ji, which is a Buddhist temple in Ueno.
- 4 November 1626 (Kan'ei 3, 16th day of the 9th month): Emperor Go-Mizunoo visited to Nijō Castle.
- 22 December 1629 ( Kan'ei 6, 8th day of the 11th month): Go-Mizunoo abdicated; and his daughter received the succession (senso). Soon after, Empress Meishō's role as monarch was confirmed in ceremonies (sokui).
- 14 March 1632 (Kan'ei 9, 24th day of the 1st month): Former Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada died.
- 28 February 1633 (Kan'ei 10, 20th day of the 1st month): There was an earthquake in Sagami Province.
- 1634 (Kan'ei 11, 7th month): Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu visited the new empress in her court; and he visited ex-emperor Go-Mizunoo.
- 1635 (Kan'ei 12): Ambassador from the King of Korea was received in Heian-kyō.
- 1636 (Kan'ei 13): Coins were minted which stayed in use until 1853.
- 1637 (Kan'ei 14): Christian rebellion at Shimabara Castle.
- 1638 (Kan'ei 15): Christian religion was made illegal in Japan.
- 1643 (Kan'ei 20): An ambassador from the king of Korea was received in Heian-kyō.
- 10 November 1643 (Kan'ei 20, 29th day of the 9th month): In the 15th year of Empress Meishō's reign (明正天皇15年), the empress abdicated; and her brother became Emperor Go-Komyō in ceremonies of senso and sokui.
Hayashi Razan and his son wrote Kan'ei shoka kezuden in 1641-1643. The shogun ordered the writing of this history of the great clans of Japan.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
- Bank of Japan (BOJ): Kan'ei Tsuho , Bunsen (copper coin = one mon)
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