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Kanpyō (寛平 Kanpyō, Kanbyō, Kanpei, Kanbei?), also romanized as Kampyō was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Ninna and before Shōtai. This period started in April 889 and ended in April 898.[1] The reigning emperors were Uda-tennō (宇多天皇?) and Daigo-tennō (醍醐天皇?).[2]

Events of the Kanpyō era

  • 889 (Kanpyō 1, 10th month): Former-Emperor Yōzei suffered a period of acute mental illness.[3]
  • 4 August 897 (Kanpyō 9, 3rd day of the 7th month): In the 10th year of Uda's reign, the emperor abdicated; and his eldest son received the succession (senso).[4]
  • 6 August 897 (Kanpyō 9, 5th day of the 7th month): Emperor Daigo accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui).[5] This was confirmed in ceremonies.[6]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kampyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 465.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 125-129; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 289-290; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 175-179.
  3. Titsingh, p. 127.
  4. Tisingh, p. 129.
  5. Brown, p. 291; Varley, p. 44.
  6. 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 2012-2-26.

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