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Bunki (文亀?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Meiō and before Eishō. This period spanned the years from February 1501 through February 1504.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Kashiwabara-tennō (後柏原天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1501 Bunki gannen (文亀元年?): The era name was changed to mark the anniversary of the enthronement of Go-Kashiwabara and the 58th year of the Chinese zodiac. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in 1501 (Meiō 10, 29th day of the 2nd month).

Events of the Bunki era[edit]

  • 1501 (Bunki 1): The former-Shogun Yoshimura was exiled; and he retired to Suo province, and he lived in exile in the home of the daimyo of that han. He changed his name to Ashikaga Yoshitane; and he summoned all the military forces of the western empire to come to his aid. Hosokawa Masamoto was made master of all the provinces which encircled the Kinai.[3]
  • 1502 (Bunki 2, 7th month): Minamoto-no Yoshitaka was elevated to the 2nd tier of the 4th class kuge officials; and he expressed thanks to the emperor for that honor. In the same month, the name of Ashikaga Yoshitaka was changed to that of Yoshizumi.[4]
  • 1503 (Bunki 3): There was a great drought in the summer of this year.[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunki" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 91; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 364-365.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 364.
  4. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 365.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by