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Tenbun (天文), also known as Tembun or Temmon, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kyōroku and before Kōji. This period started in July 1532 and ended in October 1555. During this time, the emperor was Go-Nara-tennō (後奈良天皇).

Events of the Tenbun era

Ashikaga Yoshiteru
Ashikaga Yoshiteru was made shōgun in the 15th year of Tenbun
  • 1536 (Tenbun 5, 26th day of the 2nd month): Go-Nara was formally established as emperor.
  • 1542 (Tenbun 11, 25th day of the 8th month): Imagawa Yoshimoto of Suruga Province lost battle with army of Oda Nobuhide.
  • 1543 (Tenbun 12, 25th day of the 8th month): Portuguese ship landed at Tanegashima bringing the first gun into Japan.
  • 1543 (Tenbun 13, 7th month): Flooding in Kyoto and nearby areas.
  • 1546 (Tenbun 15, 20th day of the 12th month): Ashikaga Yoshiteru became 13th Shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate.
  • 1547 (Tenbun 11): Joseon and "Treaty of Tenbun" limited trade to Korean port of Pusan.
  • 1551 (Tenbun 20): The first mechanical clock was brought to Japan by Xavier; and he gave it to Ouichi Yoshitaka.

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Tenbun 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
1532 1533 1534 1535 1536 1537 1538 1539 1540 1541 1542 1543 1544 1545 1546 1547 1548 1549 1550 1551
Tenbun 21st 22nd 23rd 24th
1552 1553 1554 1555
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