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Kanpō (寛保), also known as Kampō, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name"), also known as Kampō, after Genbun and before Enkyō. This period started in February 1741 and ended in February 1744. During this time, the emperor was Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇).
Events of the Kanpō Era
- 1742 (Kanpō 2): A comet was seen in the sky.
- 1742 (Kanpō 2, 8th month): Flooding in the provinces of Musashi, Kōzuke, Shimotsuke, and Shinano. In Heian-kyō, the Sanjo Bridge is washed away.
- 1743 (Kanpō 3, 11th month): A comet was sighted in the night sky. This comet is likely to have been what is today identified as C/1743 C1 (De-Cheseaux).
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- Titsingh, p. 418.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital, 794-1869, p. 321; Titsingh, p. 418.
- Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208; Harvard-Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System; retrieved 2011-12-15.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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