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Kannin (寛仁) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Chōwa and before Jian. This period spanned the years from April 1017 through February 1021.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Ichijō-tennō (後一条天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1017 Kannin 1 (寛仁元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Chōwa 6, on the 23rd day of the 4th month of 1017.[3]

Events of the Kannin era[edit]

  • June 5, 1017 (Kannin 1, 9th day of the 5th month): The former-Emperor Sanjō died at the age of 42.[3]
  • January 22, 1018 (Kannin 2, 3rd day of the 1st month): The emperor celebrated his coming-of-age ceremony.[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kannin" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 474, p. 474, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.is.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 156-158; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 307-310; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 195-196.
  3. ^ a b Brown, p. 310.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 157.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by