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Kenchō (建長) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Hōji and before Kōgen. This period started in March 1249 and ended in October 1256. The reigning emperor was Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇).

Events of the Kenchō era

Farsari Daibutsu
Great Buddha of Kamakura. Photograph by Adolfo Farsari, circa 1885–1890
  • 1252 (Kenchō 2): Great Buddha of Kamakura was put in place at Kōtoku-in.
  • 1253 (Kenchō 5): Kenchō-ji founded.

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