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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.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tenryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 961.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales ds empereurs du japon, pp. 139-142; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 295-298; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 183-190.
- Titsingh, p. 139.
- Titsingh, p. 140.
- Titsingh, p. 140; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), (陽成天皇 (57); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- Brown, p.295; Varley, p. 130; Kunaichō, 朱雀天皇 (61); retrieved 2012-5-22.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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