Kanbun (era)

Kanbun (寛文), also romanized as Kambun, was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. “year name”) after Manji and before Enpō. This period started in April 1661 and ended in September 1673.[1] During this time, the emperors were Go-Sai-tennō (後西天皇)[2] and Reigen-tennō (霊元天皇).[3]

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In the 2nd year of Kanbun, the emperor ordered Tosa Hiromichi to change his name to Sumiyoshi Jokei. The seal of the artist is shown here.
  • 1620 (Kanbun 2): Tosa Hiromichi 土佐広通 (1561–1633)[5] was ordered by the emperor to change his name to Sumiyoshi Jokei (住吉如慶).[6]
  • 6 June 1663 (Kanbun 3, 1st day of the 5th month): An earthquake struck in Ōmi Province.[4]
  • 1668 (Kanbun 8, 1st day of the 2nd month): A major fire in Edo lasted 45 days.[8]
  • 1670 (Kanbun 10): The Bonin Islands were discovered by the Ogasawara clan.[9]

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