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Kenchō (建長) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Hōji and before Kōgen. This period spanned the years from March 1249 to October 1256.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1249 Kenchō gannen (建長元年): 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 Hōji 3.

Events of the Kenchō era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kenchō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 508; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 248-255; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 231-232.
  3. ^ Joint Council for Japanese Renzai Obaku Zen, Kenchō-ji


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by