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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.

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