Kengen

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Kengen (乾元?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Shōan and before Kagen. This period spanned the years from November 1302 through August 1303.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Nijō-tennō (後二条天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1302 Kengen gannen (乾元元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Shōan 4.

Events of the Kengen era[edit]

  • 1302 (Kengen 1, 16th day of the 6th month):Emperor Go-Nijo visited the home of retired Emperor Kameyama.[3]
  • 1302 (Kengen 1): Major repairs and reconstruction at Yakushi-ji.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kengen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 508, p. 508, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 275-278; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 239.
  3. ^ Perkins, George W. (1998). The Clear Mirror: a Chronicle of the Japanese Court During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), p. 150., p. 150., at Google Books
  4. ^ Pier, Garrett Chatfield. (1914). Temple treasures of Japan, p. 95., p. 95, at Google Books

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Preceded by
Shōan
Era or nengō
Kengen

1302–1303
Succeeded by
Kagen