Tennin (era)

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Tennin (天仁) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Kajō and before Ten'ei. This period spanned the years from August 1108 through July 1110.[1] The reigning emperor was Toba-tennō (鳥羽天皇).[2]

Change of Era[edit]

  • February 14, 1108 Tennin gannen (天仁元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Kajō 3, on the 3rd day of the 8th month of 1108.[3]

Events of the Tennin Era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tennin" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 960, p. 960, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.is.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 178–181; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 320–322; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. pp. 203–204.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 321.
  4. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 179.
  5. ^ Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) Archived 2009-02-25 at the Wayback Machine., France: Yoshida, Minoru and Aoyagi, Ryugi. "Fluorine and chlorine contents in the products of the 1108 (Tennin) eruption of Asama volcano," Bulletin of the Volcanological Society of Japan (Kazan). Vol. 49, No. 4 (2004). pp. 189–199; Hayakawa, Yukio and Hideko Nakajima. "Volcanic Eruptions and Hazards of Asama Written in Historical Records" (abstract), Bulletin of the Volcanological Society of Japan (Kazan). July 19, 2006.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by