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Kanpō (寛保) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name"), also known as Kampō, after Genbun and before Enkyō. This period spanned the years from February 1741 through February 1744.[1] The reigning emperor was Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1741 Kanpō gannen (寛保元年): Based on the belief in Chinese astrology that the 58th year of the sexagenary cycle brings changes, the era name was changed to Kanpō (meaning "Keeping Lenient and Generous"). The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Genbun 6, on the 27th day of the 2nd month.

Events of the Kanpō era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kampō" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 465, p. 465, 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. 417-418.
  3. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 418.
  4. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1956). Kyoto: the Old Capital, 794-1869, p. 321; Titsingh, p. 418.
  5. ^ Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by