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Ten'en (天延?) was a Japanese era (年号 nengō?, "year name") after Tenroku and before Jōgen. This period spanned the years from December 973 through July 976. The reigning emperor were En'yū-tennō (円融天皇?).
Change of era
- February 6, 973 Ten'en gannen (天延元年?): 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 Tenroku 4, on the 20th day of the 12th month of 973.
Events of the Ten'en era
- May 28, 973 (Ten'en 1, 24th day of the 4th month): A fire broke out in a Minamoto compound located near the Imperial Palace. The fire could not be contained; and more than 300 houses were reduced to cinders. The guard was doubled around the Emperor's residence.
- 974 (Ten'en 2, 2nd month): Fujiwara no Kanemichi was named Daijō-daijin; and he was given permission to travel to court in a carriage.
- 974 (Ten'en 2, 10th month): The emperor received a gift of horses from Korea.
- 975 (Ten'en 3, 8th month): A comet was seen in the night sky.
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- Brown, p. 300.
- Titsingh, p. 145.
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- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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