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Tenpyō-jingo (天平神護) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Tenpyō-hōji and before Jingo-keiun. This period spanned the years from January 765 through August 767.[1] The reigning empress was Empress Shōtoku (称徳天皇). This was the same woman who had reigned previously as Empress Kōken (孝謙天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 765 Tenpyō-jingo gannen (天平神護元年): The new era name was created to mark an event or series of events. The previous era ended and the new one commenced in Tenpyō-hōji 9, on the 7th day of the 1st month of 765.[3]

Events of the Tenpyō-jingo era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tenpyō-jingo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 957, p. 957, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 78-81; Brown, Delmer et al. (1979). Gukanshō, pp. 274-276; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 143-147.
  3. ^ Brown, p. 276.
  4. ^ a b c Titsingh, p. 78.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by