Tenpyō-kanpō facts for kids
Tenpyō-kanpō (天平感宝) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenpyō and before Tenpyō-shōhō. This period was only months. It started in April and ended in July 749. The reigning emperor was Shōmu-tennō (聖武天皇).
Tenpyō-kanpō lasted only four months during the last year of Shōmu's reign. The previous era ended and this new one started in 749.
Events of the Tenpyō-kanpō era
- 749 (Tenpyō-kanpō 1, 2nd day of the 7th month): In the 25th year of Shōmu's reign, the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his daughter. Soon after, Empress Kōken's role as monarch was confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 749 (Tenpyō-kanpō 1, 2nd day of the 7th month): To mark the beginning of Empress Kōken's regin, the Tenpyō-kanpō era ended and the new Tenpyō-Shōhō era started.
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