Kankō (寛弘) was a Japanese era name (年号,,nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōhō and before Chōwa. This period spanned the years from July 1004 through December 1012. The reigning emperors were Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇) and Sanjō-tennō (三条天皇).
1004Kankō gannen (寛弘元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kankō 6, on the 20th day of the 7th month of 1004.
Events of the Kankō Era
March 17, 1008 (Kankō 5, 8th day of the 2nd month): The former-Emperor Kazan died at the age of 41.
July 16, 1011 (Kankō 8, 13th day of the 6th month): In the 5th year of Emperor Ichijō's reign (一条天皇5年), he abdicated; and the succession (‘‘senso’’) was received by his cousin. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Sanjō is said to have acceded to the throne (‘‘sokui’’).
July 15, 1011 (Kankō 8, 22nd day of the 6th month ): Daijō-tennōIchijō died at the age of 32.
November 21, 1011 (Kankō 8, 24th day of the 10th month): Daijō-tennōReizei, who was Emperor Sanjō's father, died at age 62.