Bunji (era)

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Bunji (文治) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Genryaku and before Kenkyū. This period spanned the years from August 1185 through April 1190.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Toba-tennō (後鳥羽天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1185 Bunji gannen (文治元年): 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 Genryaku 2, on the 16th day of the 4th month of 1184.[3]

Events of the Bunji era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2005). "Empo" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 91., p. 91., at Google Books
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 207-221; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 334-339; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 215-220.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 337.
  4. ^ a b Kitagawa, p. 787.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by