Kanbun (era) facts for kids

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Kanbun (寛文), also romanized as Kambun, was a Japanese era (年号, 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) and Reigen-tennō (霊元天皇).

Events of the Kanbun era

Seal of Hiromichi aka Sumiyoshi
In the 2nd year of Kanbun, the emperor ordered Tosa Hiromichi to change his name to Sumiyoshi Jokei. The seal of the artist is shown here.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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