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Enkyō (Edo period)
Enkyō (延享) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kanpō and before Kan'en. This period started in February 1744 and ended in July 1748. During this time the, emperors were Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇) and Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇).
Events of Enkyō era
- 1744 (Enkyō 1): Great comet was visible in sky for many months; this comet is now identified as C/1743 X1 (De Cheseaux).
- 9 June 1747 (Enkyō 4, 21st day of the 4th month): Sakuramachi abdicated; and the succession passed to his son (senso). Soon after, Emperor Momozono's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enkyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 179.
- Nussbaum, "Sakuramachi Tennō," p. 814.
- Nussbaum, "Momozono Tennō," p. 656; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 417-418.
- Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208; Harvard-Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System; retrieved 2011-12-15.
- Titsingh, p. 418.
- Meyer, Eva-Maria. (1999). Japans Kaiserhof in der Edo-Zeit, pp. 47; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-6-30.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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