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Bunryaku (天福?), also romanized as Bunreki, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Tenpuku and before Katei. This period started in November 1234 and ended in September 1235.[1] The reigning emperor was Shijō-tennō (四条天皇?).[2]

Events of the Bunryaku Era

  • 18 June 1234 (Bunryaku 1, 20th day of the 5th month): Former Emperor Chūkyō died.[3]
  • 31 August 1234 (Bunryaku 1, 6th day of the 8th month): Former Emperor Go-Horikawa died.[4]
  • 1234 (Bunryaku 1, 12th month): Kujō Yoritsune is raised to the 1st rank of the 3rd class in the court hierarchy.[5]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunreki" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 92.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 242-243; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 227.
  3. Perkins, George W. (1998). The Clear Mirror: A Chronicle of the Japanese Court During the Kamakura Period (1185-1333), p. 64; Titsingh, p. 242; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 仲恭天皇 (85); retrieved 2012-5-16.
  4. Perkins, p. 64; Titsingh, p. 242; Kunaichō, 後堀河天皇 (86); retrieved 2012-5-16.
  5. Titsingh, p. 243.

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