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Man'en (万延) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Ansei and before Bunkyū. This period started in March 1860 and ended in February 1861. During this time, the emperor was Kōmei-tennō (孝明天皇).
Events of the Man'en era
- 1860 (Man'en 1): First Western professional photographer to live in Japan was Orrin Freeman in Yokohama.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Man'en" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 607.
- Nussbaum, "Kōmei Tennō," p. 553.
- Pollack, David. (2002). Reading Against Culture: Ideology and Narrative in the Japanese novel, p. 208.
- Hannavy, John. (2007). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography, Vol. 1, p. 770.
- Press release: "First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to U.S. Is Subject of May 24 Lecture," Library of Congress, April 16, 2010; retrieved 2011-12-14.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" Link to historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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