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Kansei (寛政?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Tenmei and before Kyōwa. This period started in January 1789 and ended in February 1801.[1] During this time, the emperor was Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇?).[2]

The nengō Kansei means "Lenient Government".[3]

Events of the Kansei era

Silver coins minted in the Kansei era

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kansei" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 478.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōkaku Tennō," p. 546; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 420.
  3. Screech, Timon. (2000). The Shogun's Painted Culture, p. 100.
  4. Nosco, Peter. (1997). Confucianism and Tokugawa Culture, p. 20.
  5. Bodart-Bailey, Beatrice. (2002). "Confucianism in Japan," in Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy, p. 668.
  6. Nussbaum, "Laxman, Adam Erikovitch" at p. 593.
  7. Nussbaum, "Kansei chōshū-shokafu" at p. 478.
  8. Nussbaum, "Kansei-reki" at p. 478.

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