Tenryaku

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Tenryaku (天暦?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Tengyō and before Tentoku. This period started in April 947 and ended in October 957.[1] The reigning emperor was Murakami-tennō (村上天皇?).[2]

Events of the Tenryaku era[change | edit source]

  • 947 (Tenryaku 1, 9th month): Construction began on the Kitano Shrine.[3]
  • 947 (Tenryaku 1, 11th month): The emperor went hunting at Uji.[3]
  • 948 (Tenryaku 2): There was a great drought in the summer and strong rains in the autumn.[3]
  • 29 September 948 (Tenryaku 2, 24th day of the 8th month): The sun and the moon were both visible in the sky at the same time.[3]
  • 949 (Tenryaku 3, 14th day of the 8th month): Fujiwara no Tadahira died at the age of 70. He had been sesshō for 20 years, and he was kampaku for 8 years.[4]
  • 9 September 949 (Tenryaku 3, 9th month): Former-Emperor Yōzei died at the age of 82.[5]
  • 950 (Tenryaku 4, 7th month): Murakami causes a proclamation that his infant son, Norihira, will be his official heir and Crown Prince.[4]
  • 951 (Tenryaku 5): The pagoda at Daigo-ji is now the oldest building in Kyoto.
  • 7 October 952 (Tenryaku 6, 15th day of the 8th month): Former-Emperor Suzaku died at the age of 30.[6]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tenryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 961.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales ds empereurs du japon, pp. 139-142; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 295-298; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 183-190.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Titsingh, p. 139.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p. 140.
  5. Titsingh, p. 140; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), (陽成天皇 (57); retrieved 2012-5-22.
  6. Brown, p.295; Varley, p. 130; Kunaichō, 朱雀天皇 (61); retrieved 2012-5-22.

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Tenryaku 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th
947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957
Preceded by:
Tengyō
Era or nengō:
Tenryaku
Succeeded by:
Tentoku