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Tenbun (), also known as Tenmon, was a Japanese era name (, neng?, "year name") after Ky?roku and before K?ji. This period spanned from July 1532 through October 1555.[1] The reigning emperor was Go-Heizei-tenn? ().[2]

Change of era

  • 1532 Tenbun gannen (?): At the request of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, the 12th sh?gun of the Muromachi Bakufu, the era name was changed because of various battles. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Ky?roku 5, on the 29th day of the 7th month.

Events of the Tenbun era


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tembun" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 956; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.today.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 372-382.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 374.
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 376.
  5. ^ Titsingh, p. 377.
  6. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 381; n.b., Ashikaga Yoshihusi changed his name to Yoshiteru in 1554 (Tenbun 23, 2nd month).]
  7. ^ Titsingh, p. 378.
  8. ^ Hall, John Whitney. (1997). The Cambridge History of Japan: Early Modern Japan, p. 249.


  • Hall, John Whitney. (1997). The Cambridge History of Japan: Early Modern Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-22355-3; OCLC 174552485
  • Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 48943301
  • Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Nihon ?dai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691

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Preceded by
Era or neng?

Succeeded by

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