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Tengen (天元 ?) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō, ?, lit. "year name") after Jōgen and before Eikan. This period spanned the years from 976 through 978. The reigning emperor was En'yu-tennō (円融天皇 ?).[1]

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Change of era

  • February 20, 978 Tengen gannen (天元元年 ?): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Jōgen 3, on the 15th day of the 4th month of 976.[2]

Events of the Tengen era

Notes

  1. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 144-148; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, p. 299-300; Varely, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, pp. 191-192.
  2. ^ Brown, p. 300.
  3. ^ a b Titisingh, p. 146.

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Tengen 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Gregorian 978 979 980 981 982 983

Preceded by:
Jōgen

Era or nengō:
Tengen

Succeeded by:
Eikan

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