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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.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Kenchō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
1249 1250 1251 1252 1253 1254 1255 1256
Preceded by:
Hōji
Era or nengō:
Kenchō
Succeeded by:
Kōgen
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