Kan'en facts for kids
Kan'en (寛延code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , 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code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Kan'en Era
- 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.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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