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Kenryaku (建暦 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Jōgen and before Kempo. This period started in March 1211 and ended in December 1213. The reigning emperor was Juntoku-tennō (順徳天皇 ).

Events of the Kenryaku era

Sennyuji
Sennyū-ji established in the 1st year of Kenryaku
  • 1211 (Kenryaku 1, 1st month): The Buddhist priest Hōnen returned from a period of exile. He was the founder of the Sennyuji (泉涌寺, , senyō-ji) temple-complex.
  • 1211 (Kenryaku 1, 1st month): Shogun Sanetomo's position at court was raised to the 1st rank of the 3rd class.
  • 2 January 1211 (Kenryaku 1, 16th day of the 1st month): The former-Senior High Priest Jien (1155–1225) was appointed Tendai Abbot.
  • 1212 (Kenryaku 1): Hōnen died at age 80.

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Preceded by:
Jōgen
Era or nengō:
Kenryaku
Succeeded by:
Kempo
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