Enpō (延宝), also Empo, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kanbun and before Tenna. This period spanned the years from September 1673 to September 1681. The reigning emperor was Reigen-tennō (霊元天皇).
Change of era 
- 1673 Enpō gannen (延宝元年): The new era of Enpō (meaning "Prolonged Wealth") was created to mark a number of disasters including a great fire in Kyōto. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Kanbun 14, on the ninth day of the 13th month.
Events of the Enpō era 
- 1673 (Enpō 1): There was a great fire in Heian-kyō.
- 1673 (Enpō 1): The foundations for Mitsui financial success began with the opening of a dry good store in Edo.
- May 10, 1674 (Enpō 2, 5th day of the 4th month): Ingen Ryuki, founder of the Ōbaku sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism, died at Mampuku-ji, a Buddhist temple which Ingen had founded at Uji, near Heian-kyō.
- 1675 (Enpō 3): A devastating fire burned Heian-kyō.
- 1675 (Enpō 3): The Bonin Islands (Ogasawara Islands) are explored by shogunate expedition, following up "discovery" of the islands by the Japanese when a ship bound for Edo from Kyūshū is blown off course by a storm in Kanbun 10. The islands are claimed as a territory of Japan.
- April 7, 1680 (Enpō 8, 8th day of the 3rd month) : Tokugawa Ietsuna, the 4th shogun of the Edo bakufu died; and his named successor, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, was ready to take his place as the 5th Tokugawa shogun.
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