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Kanna (寛和 ?) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Eikan and before Eien. This period spanned the years from 985 through 987. The reigning emperors were En'yu-tennō (円融天皇 ?) and Ichijō-tennō (一条天皇 ?).[1]

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Change of era

  • January 24, 985 Kanna gannen (寛和元年 ?): 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 Eikan 3, on the 27th day of the 4th month of 985.[2]

Events of the Kanna era

  • 986 (Kanna 2, 6th month): Kazan abdicated, and took up residence at Kazan-ji where he became a Buddhist monk; and his new priestly name was Nyūkaku.[2]
  • Aguust 23, 986 (Kanna 2, 16th day of the 7th month): Iyasada-shinnō was appointed as heir and crown prince at age 11.[2] This followed the convention that two imperial lineages took the throne in turn, although Emperor Ichijō was in fact Iyasada's junior. He thus gained the nickname Sakasa-no moke-no kimi (the imperial heir in reverse). When Emperor Kanzan abandoned the world for holy orders, this grandson of Kaneie ascended to the throne as Emperor Ichijō.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 148-150; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 300-302; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 192.
  2. ^ a b c Brown, p. 302.
  3. ^ Varley, p. 195.

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Kanna 1st 2nd 3rd
Gregorian 985 986 987

Preceded by:
Eikan

Era or nengō:
Kanna

Succeeded by:
Eien

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