Tenpyō-shōhō

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Tenpyō-shōhō (天平勝宝) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenpyō-kanpō and before Tenpyō-hōji. This period started in July 749 and ended in August 757.[1] The reigning monarchs were Kōken-tennō (孝謙天皇)[2] and Junnin-tennō (淳仁天皇).[3]

Tenpyō-shōhō means "Heavenly Peace and Victorious Treasure".[4]

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

  • 749 (Tenpyō-shōhō 1): Emperor Shōmu abdicated, and his daughter receives the succession (senso). Soon after, Empress Kōken's role as monarch is confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).[5]
  • 752 (Tenpyō-shōhō 4, 4th month): The Eye-opening Ceremony celebrating the completion of the Great Buddha is held at Tōdai-ji in Nara.[6]
  • 5 September 750 (Tenpyō-shōhō 2, 1st day of the 8th month): In the 10th year of Kōken's reign, the empress abdicated; and succession (senso) was received by her adopted son. Emperor Junnin's new position is confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).[7]
  • 756 (Tenpyō-shōhō 2, 5th month): Former-Emperor Shōmu died at age 56.[8]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 957. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. pp. 547–548. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  3. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 437. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  4. Bowman, John C. (2000). Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture. Columbia University Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-231-11004-4.
  5. Jien; Delmer Myers Brown, Ichirō Ishida (1979). 愚管抄: A Translation and Study of the Gukansho, an Interpretative History of Japan Written in 1219. University of California Press. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0.
  6. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 74.
  7. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 75.
  8. Klaproth, Julius von (1834). Nipon o dai itsi ran: ou Annales des empereurs du Japon. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 74.

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Tenpyō-shōhō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757
Preceded by:
Tenpyō-kanpō
Era or nengō:
Tenpyō-shōhō
Succeeded by:
Tenpyō-hōji