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Kanna (寛和) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Eikan and before Eien. This period spanned the years from April 985 through April 987. The reigning emperors were En'yu-tennō (円融天皇) and Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇).

Events of the Kanna era

  • 986 (Kanna 2, 6th month): Kazan abdicated, and then he took up residence at Kazan-ji where he became a Buddhist monk. The succession (senso) was received by the Crown Prince. Soon after, Emperor Ichijō's new role as emperor was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).

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