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Tenryaku (天暦) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tengyō and before Tentoku. This period started in April 947 and ended in October 957. The reigning emperor was Murakami-tennō (村上天皇).

Events of the Tenryaku era

  • 947 (Tenryaku 1, 9th month): Construction began on the Kitano Shrine.
  • 947 (Tenryaku 1, 11th month): The emperor went hunting at Uji.
  • 948 (Tenryaku 2): There was a great drought in the summer and strong rains in the autumn.
  • 29 September 948 (Tenryaku 2, 24th day of the 8th month): The sun and the moon were both visible in the sky at the same time.
  • 949 (Tenryaku 3, 14th day of the 8th month): Fujiwara no Tadahira died at the age of 70. He had been sesshō for 20 years, and he was kampaku for 8 years.
  • 9 September 949 (Tenryaku 3, 9th month): Former-Emperor Yōzei died at the age of 82.
  • 950 (Tenryaku 4, 7th month): Murakami causes a proclamation that his infant son, Norihira, will be his official heir and Crown Prince.
  • 951 (Tenryaku 5): The pagoda at Daigo-ji is now the oldest building in Kyoto.
  • 7 October 952 (Tenryaku 6, 15th day of the 8th month): Former-Emperor Suzaku died at the age of 30.

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