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Kenchō (建長) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Hōji and before Kōgen. This period started in March 1249 and ended in October 1256. The reigning emperor was Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇).
Events of the Kenchō era
- 1252 (Kenchō 2): Great Buddha of Kamakura was put in place at Kōtoku-in.
- 1253 (Kenchō 5): Kenchō-ji founded.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kenchō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 508.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 248-255; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 231-232.
- Tsubata, Kate. "The Great Buddha at Kamakura," The Washington Times, May 25, 2008; retrieved 2012-4-30.
- Joint Council for Japanese Renzai Obaku Zen, Kenchō-ji; retrieved 2012-4-26.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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