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Keian (慶安) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōhō and before Jōō. This period started in February 1648 and ended in September 1652. During this time, the emperor was Go-Kōmyō-tennō (後光明天皇).

Events of the Keian era

Nihon Odai Ichiran 1834
Nihon Ōdai Ichiran was first published in the 5th year of Keian
  • 1648 (Keian 1): Legal code about city life and business are established in Osaka
  • 1649 (Keian 2): Five-storied pagoda at Sensō-ji (金龍山浅草寺 Kinryū-zan Sensō-ji) was built in Asakusa.
  • 1649 (Keian 2): Legal code for peasants established by Tokugawa Iemitsu.
  • 1 April 1649 (Keian 2, 20th day of the 2nd month): There was a major earthquake in Edo.
  • 1651 (Keian 4): Plot to overthrow the Tokugawa, also known as the Keian Uprising.
  • 1652 (Keian 5, 5th month): Nihon Odai Ichiran was published. The French version of this work was the first Japanese history book to be published in the West.

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