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Kenkyū (建久) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Bunji and before Shōji. This period started in April 1190 and ended in April 1199. The reigning emperor was Go-Toba-tennō (後鳥羽天皇).

Events of the Kenkyū era

  • 1191 (Kenkyū 2): Esai brings Zen Buddhism to Japan
  • 26 April 1192 (Kenkyū 3, 13th day of the 3rd month): Former-Emperor Go-Shirakawa died at the age of 66. He had been father or grandfather to five emperors -- Emperor Nijō, the 78th emperor; Emperor Rokujō, the 79th emperor; Emperor Takakura, the 80th emperor; Emperor Antoku, the 81st emperor; and Go-Toba, the 82nd emperor.
  • 21 August 1192 (Kenkyū 3, 12th day of the 7th month): Minamoto Yoritomo was named leader of the forces to fight the in the north of Japan.
  • 15 April 1195 (Kenkyū 6, 4th day of the 3rd month): Shogun Yoritomo visited the capital.
  • 18 February 1198 (Kenkyū 9, 11th day of the 1st month): In the 15th year of Go-Toba's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his eldest son.
  • 1198 (Kenkyū 9, 3rd month): Emperor Tsuchimikado accepted his official role as emperor (sokui).
  • 9 February 1199 (Kenkyū 10, 13th day of the 1st month): Shogun Yoritomo died at age 53 in Kamakura.

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Kenkyū 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1190 1191 1192 1193 1194 1195 1196 1197 1198 1199
Preceded by:
Bunji
Era or nengō:
Kenkyū
Succeeded by:
Shōji
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