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Tenpyō-jingo (天平神護) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenpyō-hōji and before Jingo-keiun. This period started in January 765 and ended in August 767. The reigning monarch was Shōtoku-tennō (称徳天皇). This was the same woman who had reigned as the former Empress Kōken (孝謙天皇).

Events of the Tenpyō-jingo era

Copper coin used in the Tenpyō-jingo era
  • 765 (Tenpyō-jingo 1, 2nd month): The empress raised the Buddhist priest Dōkyō to the position of daijō-daijin zenji.
  • 765 (Tenpyō-jingo 1): Fujiwara no Toyonari died at age 62. He had held the office of Minister of the Right (udaijin).
  • 765 (Tenpyō-jingo 1): Former Emperor Junnin died in exile.
  • 766 (Tenpyō-jingo 2, 1st month): Fujiwara-no Matate is named uddaijin; and Kibi no Makibi becomes a major counselor (dainaigon).

Related pages

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