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Tenpyō-hōji (天平宝字) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenpyō-shōhō and before Tenpyō-jingo. This period spanned the years from August 757 through January 765. The reigning monarchs were Junnin-tennō (淳仁天皇). and Shōtoku-tennō (称徳天皇).

Events of the Tenpyō-hōji era

Copper coin used in the Tenpyō-hōji era
  • 757 (Tenpyō-hōji 1'): The new era began in the 8th month of Tenpyō-shōhō 9.
  • 760 (Tenpyō-hōji 4): Newly minted coins were put into circulation – each copper coin bearing the words Mannen Ten-hō, each silver coin bearing the words Teihei Genhō, and each gold coin bearing the words Kaiki Shōhō.
  • 26 January 765 (Tenpyō-hōji 9, 1st day of the 1st month): In the 6th year of Junnin's reign, the emperor was removed from his role as monarch; and the succession (senso) was received by former-Empress Kōken. Soon after, Empress Shōtoku's reign was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).

Related pages

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