Taihō (era) facts for kids
Taihō (大宝code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after a late 7th century interruption in the sequence of nengō after Shuchō and before Keiun. This period started in March 701 and ended in May 704. The reigning emperor was Mommu-tennō (文武天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
The system of nengō mirrored the Chinese system of eras (nianhao). The use of nengō marked a new phase in the history of the Imperial court. It became an example of growth in political power.
Taihō was adopted to mark the discovery of gold in Tsushima.
|Timelines of early Japanese nengō and Imperial reign dates|
The system of Japanese era names was not the same as Imperial reign dates.
Events of the Taihō era
- 701 (Taihō 1): Plans for mission to the Tang court was approved.
- 702 (Taihō 2): The Taihō Code or "Code of Taihō" (大宝律令code: ja is deprecated , Taihō-ritsuryō) or Taihōryō reorganized Japan's government. It completed the Taika Reforms.
- 701 (Taihō 2): A mission to the Tang court was led by Awata no Mahito (粟田真人code: ja is deprecated ). The diplomats travelled by ship. This was called the "embassy of Taihō" because it was begun during this era.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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