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Tenju (天授) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Bunchū and before Kōwa. This period started in May 1375 and ended in February 1381. The Southern Court monarch in Yoshino during this time was Emperor Chōkei (長慶天皇, Chōkei-tennō). The Northern Court pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-En'yū (後円融天皇, Go-En'yū-tennō).

Events of the Tenju era

  • 1375 (Tenju 1): Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu visits Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū.
  • 1377 (Tenju 3): Goryeo diplomatic envoy Jeong Mongju met with the shogunal deputy (探題, tandai) in Kyūshū, Imagawa Ryōshun. The diplomats discussed steps to control pirates (wakō).
  • 1378 (Tenju 4): Yoshimitsu moved into his new home in Muromachi; and the luxurious house and grounds are called Hana-no-Gosho
  • 26 July 1380 (Tenju 6, 24th day of the 6th month): Former pretender Kōmyō died at age 60.

Northern Court nengō

Related pages

  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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1375 1376 1377 1378 1379 1380 1381
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