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Enbun (延文?), also known as Embun,[1] 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;[2] The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇 Go-Kōgon-tennō?).[3] Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Go-Murakami (後村上天皇 Go-Murakami-tennō?).[4]

Events of the Enbun era

Southern Court nengō

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2005). "Embun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 175.
  2. Nussbaum, Kōan, p. 535.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Kōgon Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 302-305.
  4. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Titsingh, p. 303.
  6. Titsingh, p. 304.
  7. Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p.329.

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