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. During this time, the emperor was Go-Nara-tennō (後奈良天皇).
Events of the Tenbun era[change | change source]
- 1536 (Tenbun 5, 26th day of the 2nd month): Go-Nara was formally established as emperor.
- 1542 (Tenbun 11, 25th day of the 8th month): Imagawa Yoshimoto of Suruga Province lost battle with army of Oda Nobuhide.
- 1543 (Tenbun 12, 25th day of the 8th month): Portuguese ship landed at Tanegashima bringing the first gun into Japan.
- 1543 (Tenbun 13, 7th month): Flooding in Kyoto and nearby areas.
- 1546 (Tenbun 15, 20th day of the 12th month): Ashikaga Yoshiteru became 13th Shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate.
- 15 August 1549 (Tenbun 18, 22nd day of the 7th month): Jesuit Catholic priest Francis Xavier arrived in Japan
- 1551 (Tenbun 20): The first mechanical clock was brought to Japan by Xavier; and he gave it to Ouichi Yoshitaka.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tembun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 956.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Nara Tennō," p. 257; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 372-382.
- 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.
- Titsingh, p. 376.
- History of Kagoshima; retrieved 2011-12-6.
- Titsingh, p. 377.
- Titsingh, p. 378.
- Hall, John Whitney. (1997). The Cambridge History of Japan: Early Modern Japan, p. 249.
- Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan, "An Overview of the History of the History of the Catholic Church in Japan"; retrieved 2012-4-27.
- Oosterling, Henk. (1996). Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective, p. 96.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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