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Enbun (延文), also known as Embun, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Bunna and before Kōan. This period started in March 1356 and ended in March 1361; The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇 Go-Kōgon-tennō ). Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō ).
Events of the Enbun era
- 1356 (Enbun 1, 7th month): Minamoto no Michisuke was given the position of naidaijin in the Imperial court hierarchy.
- 1356 (Enbun 1, 7th month): Ashikaga Yoshinori is raised to the 2nd rank of the 3rd class in the Imperial court hierarchy.
- 1357 (Enbun 2, 2nd month): Emperor Go-Murakami released captive Kōgon, Kōmyō and Sukō; and they returned to Kyoto.
- 1358 (Enbun 3): Death of Ashikaga Takauji; Ashikaga Yoshiakira was appointed as the new shogun.
Southern Court nengō
- Shōhei, 1346–1370
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2005). "Embun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 175.
- Nussbaum, Kōan, p. 535.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kōgon Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 302-305.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
- Titsingh, p. 303.
- Titsingh, p. 304.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p.329.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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