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Kanbun (寛文), also romanized as Kambun, was a Japanese era (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Manji and before Enpō. This period started in April 1661 and ended in September 1673. During this time, the emperors were Go-Sai-tennō (後西天皇) and Reigen-tennō (霊元天皇).
Events of the Kanbun era
- 20 March 1662 (Kanbun 2, 1st day of the 2nd month): Earthquake in Heian-kyō (Kyoto) destroyed the tomb of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
- 1620 (Kanbun 2): Tosa Hiromichi 土佐広通 (1561–1633) was ordered by the emperor to change his name to Sumiyoshi Jokei (住吉如慶).
- 5 March 1663 (Kanbun 3, 26th day of the 1st month): Emperor Go-sai abdicated; and his younger brother received the succession (senso). Soon after, Emperor Reigen 's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kambun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 460.
- Nussbaum, "Tennō," pp. 962-963.
- Nussbaum, "Reigen Tennō," p. 785; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 413-414.
- Titsingh, p. 413.
- Titsingh, "Sumiyoshi-ha," p. 913.
- Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System (JAANUS), "Sumiyoshi"; British Museum, Sumiyoshi Jokei;retrieved 2011-12-9.
- Titsingh, p. 413; Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, p. 284; 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 2012-6-29.
- Titsingh, p. 414.
- Tanaka, Hiroyuki. (1993). "The Ogasawara Islands in Tokugawa Japan", Kaiji Shi Kenkyuu (Journal of the Maritime History).
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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