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Tentoku (天徳?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Tenryaku and before Ōwa. This period started in October 957[1] and ended in February 961.[2] The reigning emperors was Murakami-tennō (村上天皇?).[3]

Events of the Tentoku era

  • 957 (Tentoku 1, 4th month): The emperor celebrated the 50th birthday of Fujiwara Morosuke.[4]
  • 958 (Tentoku 2, 3rd month): Fujiwara Saneyori is honored with the privilege of traveling by cart.[4]
  • 16 October 960 (Tentoku 4, 23rd day of the 9th month): The Imperial palace burned down.[5]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tenryaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 961.
  2. Nussbaum, "Ōwa" at p. 767.
  3. 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Titsingh, p. 140.
  5. Titsingh, p. 141; Brown, p. 297.

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