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Tenbun (天文), also known as Tembun or Temmon, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kyōroku and before Kōji. This period started in July 1532 and ended in October 1555.[1] During this time, the emperor was Go-Nara-tennō (後奈良天皇).[2] or Go-Heizei-tennō (後平城天皇)[3]

Events of the Tenbun era[change | change source]

Ashikaga Yoshiteru was made shōgun in the 15th year of Tenbun
  • 1536 (Tenbun 5, 26th day of the 2nd month): Go-Nara was formally established as emperor.[4]
  • 1543 (Tenbun 13, 7th month): Flooding in Kyoto and nearby areas.[7]
  • 1547 (Tenbun 11): Joseon and "Treaty of Tenbun" limited trade to Korean port of Pusan.[9]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tembun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 956.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Nara Tennō," p. 257; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 372-382.
  3. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 372–382.
  4. Titsingh, p. 374; 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 2012-6-29.
  5. Titsingh, p. 376.
  6. History of Kagoshima Archived 2011-11-08 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2011-12-6.
  7. Titsingh, p. 377.
  8. Titsingh, p. 378.
  9. Hall, John Whitney. (1997). The Cambridge History of Japan: Early Modern Japan, p. 249.
  10. Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan, "An Overview of the History of the History of the Catholic Church in Japan"; retrieved 2012-4-27.
  11. Oosterling, Henk. (1996). Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective, p. 96.

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Tenbun 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
1532 1533 1534 1535 1536 1537 1538 1539 1540 1541 1542 1543 1544 1545 1546 1547 1548 1549 1550 1551
Tenbun 21st 22nd 23rd 24th
1552 1553 1554 1555
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