Enkyō (Edo period)

Enkyō (延享) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kanpō and before Kan'en. This period spanned the years from February 1744 through July 1748.[1] The reigning emperors were Sakuramachi-tennō (桜町天皇) and Momozono-tennō (桃園天皇).[2]

Change of eraEdit

  • 1744 Enkyō gannen (延享元年): The new era of Enkyō (meaning "Becoming Prolonged") was created to mark the start of a new 60-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kampō 4, on the

Events of Enkyō eraEdit


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Enkyō", Japan Encyclopedia, p. 179.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 417-418.
  3. ^ Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2, p. 208.
  4. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 418.


  • Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 48943301
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691.
  • Zhuang, T. (1988). Acta Astronomica Sinica, v29:2.

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Preceded by
Kanpō (寛保)
Era or nengō
Enkyō (延享)

Succeeded by
Kan'en (寛延)