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Meireki (明暦 ) was a Japanese era name (年号, , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Jōō and before Manji. This period started in April 1655 and ended in July 1658. During this time, the emperor was Go-Sai-tennō (後西院天皇 ).

Events of the Meireki era

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In the 1st year of Meireki, a Joseon diplomatic mission was received
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In Meireki 3, Edo was burned in a great fire
  • 1655 (Meireki 1): The ambassador of Korea is received in Japan.
  • 1655 (Meireki 1): Emperor Go-Mizunoo went for the first time to location at base of Mount Hiei where Shugakuin Palace (Shugakuin Rikyū) would be built.

In 1656-1659, Go-Mizunoo built the Imperial villa and Japanese gardens at Shugakuin Rikyū.

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Preceded by:
Jōō
Era or nengō:
Meireki
Succeeded by:
Manji
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