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Bunji (era)

Bunji (文治) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Genryaku and before Kenkyū. This period spanned the years from August 1185 through April 1190.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Toba-tennō (後鳥羽天皇).[2]

Change of era

  • 1185 Bunji gannen (文治元年): 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 Genryaku 2, on the 16th day of the 4th month of 1184.[3]

Events of the Bunji era

Notes

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2005). "Empo" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 91., p. 91., at Google Books
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 207-221; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 334-339; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 215-220.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 337.
  4. ^ a b Kitagawa, p. 787.

References

  • Brown, Delmer and Ichiro Ishida. (1979). The Future and the Past: a translation and study of the 'Gukanshō', an interpretative history of Japan written in 1219. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 5145872
  • Kitagawa, Hiroshi and Bruce T. Tsuchida, eds. (1975). The Tale of the Heike. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press. ISBN 9784130870245; OCLC 193064639
  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691
  • Varley, H. Paul. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231049405; OCLC 6042764

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Preceded by
Genryaku
Era or nengō
Bunji

1185–1190
Succeeded by
Kenkyū