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Kan'en (寛延 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Enkyō and before Hōreki. This period started in July 1748 and ended in October 1751. During this time, the emperor was Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇 ).

Events of the Kan'en Era

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Nijo Castle burned in the 2nd year of Kan-en
  • 1748 (Kan'en 1): The first performance of the puppet play Kanadehon Chushingura, which presents a classic story of samurai revenge.
  • 1748 (Kan'en 1): Ambassadors from the Korea and from the Ryukyu Islands were received in Edo.
  • 7 October 1749 (Kan'en 2, 26th day of the 8th month): Nijō Castle was burnt after it was struck by lightning.
  • 28 May 1750 (Kan'en 2, 13th day of the 4th month): Former-Emperor Sakuramachi died.

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Preceded by:
Enkyō
Era or nengō:
Kan'en
Succeeded by:
Hōreki
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