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Kanna (寛和, Kanwa) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Eikan and before Eien. This period spanned the years from April 985 through April 987. The reigning emperors were Kazan-tennō (花山天皇) and Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇).
Events of the Kanna era
- 986 (Kanna 2, 6th month): Kazan abdicated, and then he took up residence at Kazan-ji where he became a Buddhist monk. The succession (senso) was received by the Crown Prince. Soon after, Emperor Ichijō's new role as emperor was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kanna" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 473.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 148-150; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 300-302; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192.
- Brown, p. 302.
- Titsingh, p. 148; 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 Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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