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Kenryaku (建暦?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Jōgen and before Kempo. This period started in March 1211 and ended in December 1213.[1] The reigning emperor was Juntoku-tennō (順徳天皇?).[2]

Events of the Kenryaku era

Sennyū-ji established in the 1st year of Kenryaku
  • 1211 (Kenryaku 1, 1st month): The Buddhist priest Hōnen returned from a period of exile. He was the founder of the Sennyuji (泉涌寺, senyō-ji?) temple-complex.[3]
  • 1211 (Kenryaku 1, 1st month): Shogun Sanetomo's position at court was raised to the 1st rank of the 3rd class.[3]
  • 2 January 1211 (Kenryaku 1, 16th day of the 1st month): The former-Senior High Priest Jien (1155–1225) was appointed Tendai Abbot.[4]
  • 1212 (Kenryaku 1): Hōnen died at age 80.[5]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kenryaku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 510.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 230-238; Brown, Delmer. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 341; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 221-223.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Titsingh, p. 230.
  4. Brown, p. 342.
  5. Titsigh, p. 231.

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