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Ten'ō (天応) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Hōki and before Enryaku. This period started in January 781 and ended in August 782. During this time, the emperor was Kammu-tennō (桓武天皇).
Events of the Ten'ō era
- 22 December 781 (Ten'ō 1, 3rd day of the 12th month): In 11th year of the reign of Emperor Kōnin's reign (光仁天皇11年), he abdicated. The succession (senso) was received by his son. Soon after, Emperor Kammu is said to have accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ten'ō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 960.
- Nussbaum, "Kammu Tennō," p. 464; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 86-95; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 277-279; Varley, H. Paul. Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 148-150.
- Titsingh, pp. 85; Brown, p. 277.
- Titsingh, p. 86
- Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami. Compare Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), Ceremony of Accession (Sokui-no-Rei); retrieved 2011-12-19.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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