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Bunroku (文禄?) was a Japanese era name (年号 nengō?, "year name") after Tenshō and before Keichō. This period spanned the years from December 1592 to October 1596.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Yōzei-tennō (後陽成天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1592 Bunroku gannen (文禄元年?): The era name was changed. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Tenshō 20.

Events of the Bunroku era[edit]

  • 1589-1595: An agrarian reform (Bunroku no Kenchi) initiated by Hideyoshi; a general census of the population and a national survey.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunroku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 92; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Tittsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 402–405.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 405.
  4. ^ Cholmondeley, Lionel Berners (1915). The History of the Bonin Islands from the Year 1827 to the Year 1876. London: Constable & Co. 
  5. ^ Sansom, George. (1961). A History of Japan, 1334-1615, p. 364.
  6. ^ Sansom, p. 366.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by