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Kansei (寛政) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenmei and before Kyōwa. This period started in January 1789 and ended in February 1801. During this time, the emperor was Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇).

The nengō Kansei means "Lenient Government".

Events of the Kansei era

Silver coins minted in the Kansei era
  • 1790 (Kansei 2): Matsudaira Sadanobu orders Kansei Edict (寛政異学の禁 Kansei igaku no kin) about Confucianism and Neo-Confucian doctrine
  • 1792 (Kansei 4): Russian envoy Adam Laxman arrives at Nemuro in eastern Ezo (now Hokkaidō).
  • 1793 (Kansei 5): Shogonuate orders research and publication of daimyo clan genealogies and hatamoto genealogies.
  • 1797 (Kansei 9): Kansei Calendar Revision

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