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Enpō (延宝?), also Empo, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Kanbun and before Tenna. This period started in September 1673 and ended in September 1681.[1] During this time, the reigning emperor was Reigen-tennō (霊元天皇?).[2]

Events of the Enpō era

In the 1st year of Enpō, Mitsui opened its first store in Edo
  • 10 May 1674 (Enpō 2, 5th day of the 4th month): Ingen died at Mampuku-ji near Heian-kyō.[3]
  • 1675 (Enpō 3): A great fire in Heian-kyō.[3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Empo" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 176.
  2. Nussbaum, "Reigen Tennō," p. 785; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 414-415.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Titsingh, p. 414.
  4. Hall, John Whitney. (1970). Japan: From Prehistory to Modern Times, p. 209.
  5. Tanaka, Hiroyuki. (1993). "The Ogasawara Islands in Tokugawa Japan", Kaiji Shi Kenkyuu (Journal of the Maritime History).
  6. Titsingh, p. 414; Meyer, Eva-Maria. (1999). Japans Kaiserhof in der Edo-Zeit, p. 186; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 後水尾天皇 (108); retrieved 2012-5-27.

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