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Ten'an (天安) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Saikō and before Jōgan. This period started in February 857 and ended in April 859. During this time, the emperors were Montoku-tennō (文徳天皇) and Seiwa-tennō (清和天皇).
Events of the Ten'an era
- 27 September 858 (Ten'an 2, 27th day of the 8th month): Emperor Montoku dies; and the succession (senso) was received by his eldest son. Emperor Seiwa accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies. The start of Seiwa's reign was announced at the Ise Shrine (Kotai-jingu) at Ise and at all the tombs of the imperial family.).
- 15 December 858 (Ten'an 2, 7th day of the 11th month): The emperor's grandfather is named regent (sesshō).
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ten'an" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 957.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 112-115; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 264-265; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 165.
- Titsingh, pp. 115; Brown, p. 286; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 文徳天皇 (55); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- 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 2012-2-16.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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