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Kanshō (寛正) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Chōroku and before Bunshō. This period started in December 1460 and ended in February 1466. During this time, the emperors were Go-Hanazono-tennō (後花園天皇) and Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).
Events of the Kanshō era
- 1460 (Kanshō 1, 9th month): Wakae Castle in Kawachi Province was destroyed when Hatakeyama Yoshinari (畠山 義就, 1437-21 January 1491) was forced out of it.
- 21 August 1464 (Kanshō 5, 19th day of the 7th month): Go-Hanazono resigned. He abdication caused the Imperial succession to pass to his son who would be known as Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kanshō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 478.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Hanazono Tennō," p. 252.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Tsuchimikado Tennō," p. 265; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 331-351.
- Titsingh, p. 350; Ramirez-Christensen, Experanza U. (1994). Heart's flower: the life and poetry of Shinkei, p. 28.
- Titsingh, p. 351; 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 2012-6-29.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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