Tenpyō

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Tenpyō (天平?), also romanized as Tempyō, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Jinki and before Tenpyō-kanpō. This period started in August 729 and ended in April 749.[1] The reigning emperor was Shōmu-tennō (聖武天皇?).[2]

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tempyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 957.
  2. Nussbaum, "Shōmu Tennō," p. 884; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 67-73; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 272-273; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 141-143.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Titsingh, p. 71.
  4. Titsingh, p. 71; 恭仁宮跡の発掘調査 (Excavations on the Kuni Palace site, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education); retrieved 2012-5-4.
  5. Varley, pp. 141-142.
  6. Brown, p. 273; Varley, p. 141.
  7. Titsingh, p. 72.
  8. Titsingh, p. 71; Varley, p. 141; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 元正天皇 (44); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  9. Varley, p. 143; Shomu was the first emperor to become a Buddhist priest; and Empress Komyo was the first empress to became a Buddhist nun.
  10. Titsingh, p. 73; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Kunaichō, Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2012-5-22.

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Tenpyō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748
Tenpyō 21st
749
Preceded by:
Jinki
Era or nengō:
Tenpyō
Succeeded by:
Tenpyō-kanpō