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Tennin (天仁) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kajō and before Ten'ei. This period started in August 1108 ended in July 1110. The reigning emperor was Toba-tennō (鳥羽天皇).

Events of the Tennin Era

  • 1108 (Tennin 1): Minamoto no Tameyoshi became clan leader of the Seiwa Genji after the death of Minamoto no Yoshiie.
  • 1108 (Tennin 1): Mount Asama erupts, causing widespread damage.
  • 1109 (Tennin 2, in the 1st month): The emperor visited Iwashimizu Shrine and the Kamo Shrines.

Related pages

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


Tennin 1st 2nd 3rd
Gregorian 1108 1109 1110
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