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Tenpyō-jingo (天平神護) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenpyō-hōji and before Jingo-keiun. This period started in January 765 and ended in August 767.[1] The reigning monarch was Shōtoku-tennō (称徳天皇).[2] This was the same woman who had reigned as the former Empress Kōken (孝謙天皇).[3]

Events of the Tenpyō-jingo era[change | change source]

Copper coin used in the Tenpyō-jingo era
  • 765 (Tenpyō-jingo 1, 2nd month): The empress raised the Buddhist priest Dōkyō to the position of daijō-daijin zenji.[4]
  • 765 (Tenpyō-jingo 1): Fujiwara no Toyonari died at age 62. He had held the office of Minister of the Right (udaijin).[4]
  • 765 (Tenpyō-jingo 1): Former Emperor Junnin died in exile.[5]
  • 766 (Tenpyō-jingo 2, 1st month): Fujiwara-no Matate is named uddaijin; and Kibi no Makibi becomes a major counselor (dainaigon).[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tenpyō-jingo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 957.
  2. Nussbaum, "Shōtoku Tennō," p. 888; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 78-81; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 276; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 145.
  3. Nussbaum, "Kōken Tennō," pp. 547-548.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Titsingh, p. 78.
  5. Titsingh, p. 78; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 淳仁天皇 (47); retrieved 2012-5-22.

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