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Ten'an (天安) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Saikō and before Jōgan. This period started in February 857 and ended in April 859. During this time, the emperors were Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇) and Seiwa-tennō (清和天皇).

Events of the Ten'an era

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In Ten'an 2, the start of Seiwa's reign was announced at Kotai-jinju in Ise
  • 27 September 858 (Ten'an 2, 27th day of the 8th month): Emperor Montoku dies; and the succession (senso) was received by his eldest son. Emperor Seiwa accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies. The start of Seiwa's reign was announced at the Ise Shrine (Kotai-jingu) at Ise and at all the tombs of the imperial family.
  • 15 December 858 (Ten'an 2, 7th day of the 11th month): The emperor's grandfather is named regent (sesshō).

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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