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Ten'en (天延) was a Japanese era (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenroku and before Jōgen. This period started in December 973 and ended in July 976.[1] The reigning emperor were En'yu-tennō (円融天皇).[2]

Events of the Ten'en era[change | change source]

  • 28 May 973 (Ten'en 1, 24th day of the 4th month): A fire broke out in a Minamoto compound located near the Imperial Palace. The fire destroyed more than 300 houses. The guard was doubled around the Emperor's residence.[3]
  • 974 (Ten'en 2, 2nd month): Fujiwara no Kanemichi was named daijō-daijin in the Imperial court hierarchy; and he was given permission to travel to court in a carriage.[3]
  • 974 (Ten'en 2, 10th month): The emperor received a gift of horses from Korea.[3]
  • 975 (Ten'en 3, 8th month): A comet was seen in the night sky.[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ten'en" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 958.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 144-146; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 299-300; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 191-192.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Titsingh, p. 145.

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