Enkyō (Edo period)

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For the earlier Japanese historical era of the same name, see Enkyō (Kamakura period).

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.[1] The reigning emperors were Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇?) and Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 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[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enkyō", Japan Encyclopedia, p. 179.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 417-418.
  3. ^ Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208.
  4. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 418.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by