Enkyō (Edo period)
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Enkyō (延享) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kanpō and before Kan'en. This period spanned the years from February 1744 through July 1748. The reigning emperors were Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇) and Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇).
Change of era
- 1744 Enkyō gannen (延享元年): The new era of Enkyō (meaning "Becoming Prolonged") was created to mark the start of a new 60-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kampō 4, on the
Events of Enkyō era
- 1744 (Enkyō 1): Great comet was visible in sky for many months; this comet is likely to have been what is today identified as C/1743 X1 (De Cheseaux)....Click link for online Harvard-Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
- 1745 (Enkyō 2): Tokugawa Ieshige became shogun of the Edo bakufu.
- 1745 (Enkyō 2): First establishment of a market fair in the capital was to be found at the temple of Hirano, in the Ōmi province.
- 1746 (Enkyō 3, 2nd month): A great fire sweeps through Edo.
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