Tenmei

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Tenmei (天明?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name), also known as Temmei, after An'ei and before Kansei. This period started in April 1781 and ended in January 1789.[1] During this time, the emperor was Kōkaku-tennō (光格天皇?).[2]

The nengō Tenmei means "Heavenly Radiance".[3] The kanji means "dawn" or "daybreak".[4]

Events of the Tenmei era[change | edit source]

Map of Japan during the Tenmei era

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Temmei" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 956.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kōkaku Tennō," p. 546; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 420.
  3. Screech, Timon. (2000). The Shogun's Painted Culture, p. 100.
  4. Spahn, Mark et al. (1996). "天明 Tenmei" in The Kanji Dictionary, p. 46.
  5. Nussbaum, "Temmei no Kikin" at p. 956.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Titsingh, p. 420.
  7. Screech, (2006), Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822, pp. 146-148; Hall, John Whitney. (1955). Tanuma Okitsugu, 1719-1788: Forerunner of Modern Japan, p. 122.
  8. Hall, Tanuma Okitsugu, p. 170.
  9. Screech, pp. 148-151, 163-170, 248.
  10. Hall, (1991). Early Modern Japan, p. 21.
  11. Nussbaum, "Matsudaira Sadanobu" at p. 617; Hall, p. 360.
  12. Screech, (2000). Shogun's Painted Culture: Fear and Creativity in the Japanese States, 1760-1829, pp. 123, 125; See -- online image of 2 adjacent pages from library collection of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages
  13. Röpke, Ian Martin. (1999). Historical dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto, p. 118; Screech, pp. 152-154, 249-250.

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Tenmei 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1781 1782 1783 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788
Preceded by:
An'ei
Era or nengō:
Tenmei
Succeeded by:
Kansei