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Ten'yō (天養) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Kōji and before Kyūan. This period spanned the year from February 1144 through July 1145.[1] The reigning emperor was Konoe-tennō (近衛天皇).[2]

Change of Era[edit]

  • February 6, 1144 Ten'yō gannen (天養元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced on March 27, 1144 (Kōji 3, on the 22nd day of the 2nd month).[3]

Events of the Ten'yō Era[edit]

  • 1144 (Ten'yō 1, 7th month): A new era name was created because a comet was sighted in the sky in the 7th month of Ten'yō gannen.[4]
  • 1145 (Ten'yō 1, 8th month): The empress Taiken-mon In, mother of former-Emperor Sutoku died.[4]
  • 1145 (Ten'yō 1): The emperor went to Iwashimizu Shrine and to the Kamo Shrines.[4]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ten'yō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 961, p. 961, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des emepereurs du japon, pp. 186-188; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 324-326; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 205.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 325.
  4. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 186.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by