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Tenpuku (天福), also romanized as Tempuku, was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Jōei and before Bunryaku. This period spanned the years from April 1233 to November 1234.[1] The reigning emperor was Shijō-tennō (四条天皇).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1233 Tenpuku gannen (天福元年): The era name was changed to mark an event or a number of events. The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Jōei 2.

Events of the Tenpuku Era[edit]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tempuku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 957; 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. 242-243; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 227.
  3. ^ Titsingh, p. 242; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 272.


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Preceded by
Era or nengō

Succeeded by