Tenchō (天長) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Kōnin and before Jōwa. This period started in January 824 wnd ended in January 834. The reigning emperors were Junna-tennō (淳和天皇) and Ninmyō-tennō (仁明天皇).
Events of the Tenchō era[change]
- 824 (Tenchō 1): This summer was entirely dry; and prayers for rain were offered by the Buddhist priest Kūkai (also known as Kōbō-Daishi). Those prayers seemed to be answered when it did rain.
This era is part of Kōnin-jōgan, which is a historical period from 810 to 877. The importance of Buddhism and the arts was notable during this time.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tenchō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 958.
- Nussbaum, "Junna Tennō," p. 437.
- Nussbaum, "Nimmyō Tennō," p. 714; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 103-106; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp.282-283; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 164.
- Titsingh, p. 103.
- Titsingh, p. 103; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): 平城天皇 (51); retrieved 2011-12-27.
- Titsingh, p. 104.
- Titsingh, p. 105.
- Nussbaum, "Kōnin-jōgan" at p. 557.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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