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Kankō (寛弘) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Chōhō and before Chōwa. This period started in July 1004 and ended in December 1012. The reigning emperors were Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇) and Sanjō-tennō (三条天皇).
Events of the Kankō Era
- 17 March 1008 (Kankō 5, 8th day of the 2nd month): The former-Emperor Kazan died at the age of 41.
- 16 July 1011 (Kankō 8, 13th day of the 6th month): In the 5th year of Emperor Ichijō's reign, he abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his cousin. Soon after, Emperor Sanjō's role as monarch was confirmed in ceremonies (sokui).
- 25 July 1011 (Kankō 8, 22nd day of the 6th month ): Former-Emperor Ichijo died at the age of 32.
- 21 November 1011 (Kankō 8, 24th day of the 10th month): Former-Emperor Reizei died at age 62.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chōhō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 119.
- Nussbaum, "Chōwa" at p. 124.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 150-155; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 302-307; Varley, H. Paul (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192-195.
- Titsingh, p. 154; Brown, p. 306; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 花山天皇 (65); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- Titsingh, p. 154; Brown, p. 307; Varley, 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 Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- Brown, p. 306; Kunaichō, 一条天皇 (66); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- Titsingh, 155; Brown, p. 306; Kunaichō, 冷泉天皇 (63); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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