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Tengyō (天慶) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. "year name") after Jōhei and before Tenryaku. This period spanned the years from May 938 through April 947. The reigning emperors were Suzaku-tennō (朱雀天皇) and Murakami-tennō (村上天皇).

Events of the Tengyō era

  • 6 April 938 (Tengyō 1, 4th day of the 3rd month): Ten pairs of roosters were matched-up in cockfights before the emperor.
  • 938 (Tengyō 1, 4th month): Many small earthquakes were felt in Heian-kyo from the 10th through the 29th days of this month.
  • 939 (Tengyō 1, 1st month): Fujiwara no Tadahira celebrated his 60th birthday.
  • 939 (Tengyō 2, 5th month): Fujiwara no Tsunesuke died.
  • 939 (Tengyō 2, 12th month): Taira no Masakado led a armed revolt which is known as Tengyō no Ran (天慶の乱)
  • 941 (Tengyō 4, 7th month) : Fujiwara no Sumitomo died
  • 941 (Tengyō 4, 11th month): Tadahira was made kampaku.
  • 944 (Tengyō 7, 11th month): Fujiwara no Saneyori, the eldest son of Tadahira, was named Minister of the Right (udaijin).
  • 945 (Tengyō 8, 11th month): The Fujiwara no Nakahira died at age 71. He had held the office of Minister of the Left (sadaijin).
  • 16 May 946 (Tengyō 9, 13th day of the 4th month): In the 16th year of the reign of Suzaku, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his younger brother, Nariakira-shinnō.
  • 31 May 946 (Tengyō 9, 28th day of the 4th month): Emperor Murakami's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (the sokui).

Related pages

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