Kanbun (era) facts for kids
Kanbun (寛文code: ja is deprecated ), also romanized as Kambun, was a Japanese era (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Manji and before Enpō. This period started in April 1661 and ended in September 1673. During this time, the emperors were Go-Sai-tennō (後西天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Reigen-tennō (霊元天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
Events of the Kanbun era
- 20 March 1662 (Kanbun 2, 1st day of the 2nd month): Earthquake in Heian-kyō (Kyoto) destroyed the tomb of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
- 1620 (Kanbun 2): Tosa Hiromichi 土佐広通 (1561–1633) was ordered by the emperor to change his name to Sumiyoshi Jokei (住吉如慶code: ja is deprecated ).
- 5 March 1663 (Kanbun 3, 26th day of the 1st month): Emperor Go-sai abdicated; and his younger brother received the succession (senso). Soon after, Emperor Reigen 's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 6 June 1663 (Kanbun 3, 1st day of the 5th month): An earthquake struck in Ōmi Province.
- 1668 (Kanbun 8, 1st day of the 2nd month): A major fire in Edo lasted 45 days.
- 1670 (Kanbun 10): The Bonin Islands were discovered by the Ogasawara clan.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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