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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

Old Kyoto
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.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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