Kennin (建仁) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Shōji and before Genkyū. This period spanned the years from February 1201 through February 1204.[1] The reigning emperor was Tsuchimikado-tennō (土御門天皇).[2]

Change of era

Events of the Kennin era


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kennin" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 509; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 221-227; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 340; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 220-221.
  3. Brown, p. 340.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Titsingh, p. 225.
  5. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kennin-ji" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 509.
  6. Titsingh, p. 226.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by
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