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


Change of era

  • 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.[2]

Events of the Kannin era

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


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b Brown, p. 310.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 157.


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