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Bunshō (文正) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kanshō and before Ōnin. The period spanned the years February 1466 through March 1467.[1] The reigning emperor during this period was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).[2]

Change of era

  • 1466 Bunshō gannen (文正元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The old era ended and a new one commenced in Kanshō 7.

Events of the Bunshō era

  • 1466 (Bunshō 1, 1st month): Dainagon Ashikaga Yoshimi, brother of the shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, was promoted to the second rank of the second class in the Imperial court hierarchy.[3]
  • 1466 (Bunshō 1, 1st month): Minamoto-no Mitsihisa was replaced as udaijin by dainagon Fuijwara no Matsatsugu.[3]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bunshō" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 93; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 352-364.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 353.


  • Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 48943301
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Ōdai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691

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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by