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Bunsei (文政) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Bunka and before Tenpō. This period started in April 1818 and ended in December 1830. During this time, the emperor was Ninkō-tennō (仁孝天皇).
Events of the Bunsei era
- 11 August 1823 (Bunsei 6, 6th day of the 7th month): German flora- and fauna-taxonomist Philipp Franz von Siebold arrived at Dejima as new physician for the Dutch trading post in Nagasaki harbor.
- 13 August 1830 (Bunsei 13, 25th day of the 6th month): Earthquake at Kyoto (Latitude: 35.000/Longitude: 136.000), no Richter scale magnitude can be inferred from the available data.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunsei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 92.
- Nussbaum, "Ninkō Tennō," p. 716.
- Hammer, Joshua. (2006). Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II, p. 63.
- Screech, Timon. (2006). Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822, p. 73.
- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA/Japan: Significant Earthquake Database; retrieved 2011-12-13.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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