Chronology

Chronology

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Year Events in Asakusa National/International Events
628 Hamanari Hinokuma and his brother Takenari find a kannon statue in the Miyato River (present-day Sumida River) and Nakamoto Hajino builds the Senso-ji Temple to enshrine it. Empress Suiko dies.
645 Shokai-Shonin stayed at Senso-ji temple to repair the main hall. The temple’s principle statue is closed to the public. Taika no Kaishin (The Taika Reform).
672 イラスト Jinshin War
701 The Taiho Code is enacted.
710 The capital is moved to Heijo-kyo (Nara).
723 Sanze Isshin Law (which allowed ownership of newly arable fields for three generations) is enacted.
743 Konden Einen Shizai Law (which allowed the permanent ownership of newly arable fields) is enacted.
784 The capital is moved to Nagaoka-kyo (Kyoto).
794 The capital is moved to Heian-kyo (Kyoto).
857 Jikaku-Daishi carves and dedicates a seikannon statue to be used as the Senso-ji's omaedachi image.
866 イラスト
Masakado Taira
Yoshifusa Fujiwara becomes regent.
887 Mototsune Fujiwara becomes chief advisor to the emperor.
894 Dispatch of envoy to the Tang Dynasty in China is abolished.
935 Masakado Taira Revolt (~ 940)
939 Sumitomo Fujiwara Revolt(~ 941)
942 Kinmasa Taira rebuilds Senso-ji's buildings and donates his rural land to the temple.
1016 イラスト
Kiyomori Taira
Michinaga Fujiwara becomes regent.
1086 Leadership by the retired emperor begins.
1156 Hogen War.
1159 Heiji War.
1167 Kiyomori Taira becomes Grand Minister of State.
1180 Yoritomo Minamoto prays for victory over the Heike clan at Senso-ji.
1185 イラスト
Yoritomo Minamoto
Heike clan falls. Deployment of estate stewards and provincial constables begins.
1192 Yoritomo Minamoto becomes the Seii-Taishogun (Ruling Shogun).
1221 Jokyu Revolt.
1232 Goseibai Shikimoku (Court Regulations) established.
1297 Shogunate issues the first Tokusei-rei (decree canceling debts).
1333 Kamakura shogunate falls.
1334 Kenmu no Shinsei (Kenmu restoration) begins.
1336 Emperor Godaigo moves to Yoshino.
1338 Takauji Ashikaga becomes the Seii-Taishogun (Ruling Shogun).
1352 Ishihawa (Sumida River) War between Yoshioki & Yoshimune Nitta and Takauji Ashikaga.
1392 イラスト Southern and Northern Courts merge.
1404 Trade begins between Japan and the Ming Dynasty in China.
1428 Shocho no Tsuchi Riot erupts.
1467 Onin War (~ 1477)
1485 Yamashiro no Kuni Riot erupts.
1488 Kaga no Ikko Riot erupts.
1543 Firearms introduced from Portugal.
1549 Christianity introduced by Francis Xavier.
Trade with Europe begins.
1568 Nobunaga Oda enters Kyoto.
1573 Muromachi shogunate falls.
1582 Honno-ji no Hen coup.
National land survey begins.
1588 Sword law enacted (Allowing only members of the samurai class to possess swords).
1589 Tsunayoshi Hojo, castellan of Odawara Castle, rebuilds Senso-ji.
1590 Ieyasu Tokugawa designates Senso-ji as his official prayer hall and Zojo-ji as his family temple. Hideyoshi Toyotomi completes national reunification.
1592 イラスト
Ieyasu Tokugawa
Military dispatched to Korea (~ 1597).
1600 Sekigahara War erupts.
1603 Ieyasu Tokugawa becomes Seii-Taishogun (Ruling Shogun).
1615 Hideyoshi Toyotomi falls.
Buke Shohatto (laws regulating samurai houses) enacted.
1618 Toshogu shrine branch is built within the precincts of Senso-ji, and Zuishin-mon gate is completed. イラスト
1631 Senso-ji damaged in fire.
1636 Asakusa-Mitsuke Gate is built. Japan strengthens its seclusion policy, increasingly isolating itself from the outside world. Kanei-Tsuho coin comes into use.
1637 Shimabara War.
1639 Japan closes its doors to the world completely.
1642 Senso-ji damaged in fire.
1649 Third Tokugawa Shogun Iemitsu builds Asakusa Shrine. Senso-ji is rebuilt. Keian no Ofuregaki (proclamation of the Keian era) is issued.
1654 Senso-ji exhibits its Buddhist statue, the first time for a temple to do so in Edo (present-day Tokyo).
1657 Large-scale fire breaks out in Edo (present-day Tokyo), forcing the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters in present-day Chuo Ward to be moved to Asakusa Nihon-Zutsumi. Higashi Hongan-ji (Tokyo Hongan-ji) is moved to its current location.
Jurohoshizaemon Mizuno kills Chobei Banzuiin.
1672 Emperor Reigen designates Senso-ji as a Chokugan-jo, an official place to perform prayer rituals for the imperial court.
1680 イラスト
Hakuseki Arai
Tsunayoshi Tokugawa becomes Seii Taishogun.
1687 Shorui Awaremi no Rei (law prohibiting cruelty to animals) is enacted (~ 1709).
1709 Hakuseki Arai becomes key advisor to the government.
1716 Yoshimune Tokugawa launches the Kyoho no Kaikaku (Kyoho reform).
1742 Kuji Osadamegaki (legal precedence) is adopted.
1772 Dempoin Temple is lost in a fire along with numerous ancient documents.
1774 Agatsuma Bridge is completed. Okitsugu Tanuma becomes senior advisor to the emperor.
1783 イラスト Tenmei no Daikikin (great famine of Tenmei) occurs.
1787 Sadanobu Matsudaira launches the Kansei no Kaikaku (Kansei Reform).
1825 An order to repel foreign ships is issued.
1828 Siebold Incident.
1836 Tenpo no Daikikin (great famine of Tenpo) occurs.
1838 Revolt led by Heihachiro Oshio.
1841 Tadakuni Mizuno launches Tenpo no Kaikaku (Tenpo Reform).
1842 As part of the Tenpo reform, Nakamura-za theater is moved to 1-chome, Asakusa - Saruwaka-cho, and the Ichimura-za theater to 2-chome.
1852 イラスト Perry arrives in Ryukyu (present-day Okinawa).
1853 Perry arrives in Uraga, Kanagawa Pref.
1854 Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Peace is signed.
1858 Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Trade is signed. Ansei no Taigoku (Ansei Purge)(~ 1859) takes place.
1863 Anglo-Satsuma War erupts.
1864 Shimonoseki War erupts. Shogunate attacks Choshu (present-day Yamaguchi).
1865 Senso-ji's Kaminarimon Gate and neighboring buildings are lost in a fire.
1868 Meiji Restoration.
1870 Rickshaw transport begins in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
1871Takanaka Teiunni donates the Genban Issai-kyo sutra to Senso-ji. Rinzo, a revolving sutra holder, is completed. Abolition of clans and establishment of prefectures.
1873 Following a government order that each prefecture develop parks, the Senso-ji is designated Asakusa Park. Enactment of a draft system and land tax reform law.
1874 Umaya Bridge is completed. A written opinion calling for the establishment of a popularly elected parliamentary house is submitted.
1875 Karafuto-Chishima (Sakhalin-Kuril Islands) Exchange Treaty is signed between Japan and Russia.
1876 Japan-Korea Amity Treaty is signed.
1877 Seinan War erupts.
1878 Shitaya Ward and Asakusa Ward were born. Toshimichi Okubo is assassinated.
1879 Okinawa Prefecture is established.
1881 Imperial decree issued for the establishment of the Diet. Liberal Party is formed.
1882 Horse-drawn streetcars start running between Asakusa-Namiki-cho and Suka-cho, and between Ueno-Yamashita and Kaminarimon.
1884 Asakusa Park is zoned into six areas. Peerage Law is enacted.
1885 Cabinet system is introduced.
1887 A mock Mt. Fuji is built in the Rokku Area of Asakusa Park.
1889 Constitution of the Empire of Japan is adopted.
1890 Ryounkaku (Junikai) opens. First Imperial Assembly is called. Imperial Rescript of Education is issued.
1894 Extraterritoriality is abolished. Japan-Sino War (~ 1895).
1895 Shimonoseki Treaty. Tripartite Intervention.
1899 Aquarium opens in Yonku area.
1900 Ashio Copper Mine pollution scandal.
1902 Anglo-Japanese Alliance (~ 1922).
1903 Denkikan theater opens in Rokku, the first such building to house a movie house in Japan.
1904Trams start running between Asakusabashi and Kaminarimon in February, and between Asakusa and Ueno in March. Japanese-Russo War erupts.
Yakumo Koizumi dies.
1905 Treaty of Portsmouth
1906 Railway Nationalization Law is enacted.
1910 Senso-ji Kyugosho (first aid center), present-day Senso-ji Hospital, opens. Japan annexes Korea.
1911 Kinryukan open in Rokku. French movie Zigoma becomes a big hit. Twelve persons, including Shusui Kotoku, are executed.
1914 Japan take part in World War I.
1917 Heyday of Asakusa Opera. Kannon Theater opens next to Taishokan in Rokku. Russian Revolution (March Revolution/November Revolution).
1923 Large earthquake hits the Kanto region on September 1st, causing great damage to the lowland areas in Asakusa and devastating the Rokku entertainment district. Ryounkaku building collapses. Great Kanto Earthquake. Bungei Shunju and Akahata were first published. Takeo Arishima died.
1925 Popular election is held.
Maintenance of Public Order is issued.
1927 The first subway in Asia starts running between Asakusa and Ueno in December. Financial Crisis.
Ryunosuke Akutagawa dies by suicide.
Iwanami Bunko first published.
1929 Revue performance starts in the Denkikan theater. The Casino Follies starts performances featuring Enoken. Yasunari Kawabata begins writing Asakusa Kurenaidan for a newspaper. Proletarian literature flourishes.
Shimizu Tunnel opens.
World plunges into the Great Depression.
1931 Manchurian Incident.
1932 May 15th Incident.
1936 February 26th Incident.
1937 Asakusa International Theater opens in July. Japanese-Sino War begins (~ 1945). Japan-China Incident.
Awarding of the Order of Cultural Merit begins.
1940 Tripartite Military Alliance among Japan, Germany and Italy.
1941 Neutrality Pact is signed between Japan and the Soviet Union. Pacific War (~ 1945).
1945 An air raid in March completely destroys Asakusa. Everything is lost except Nitenmon and Dempoin. World War II ends on August 15th.
United Nations is established.
A new election law giving equal voting rights to men and women is issued.
1946 Japanese Constitution is adopted. Agrarian reform.
1947 Asakusa Furansu-za opens in April. Asakusa Ward and Shitaya Ward are merged into Taito Ward. Rokkuza opens in August.
Compulsory educational system consisting of six-year elementary education and three-year secondary education is established.
1951 Asakusa Park is returned to Senso-ji. Work to fill in Hyotan-ike pond starts. Peace treaty is signed between Japan led by prime minister Shigeru Yoshida and the US at the San Francisco Peace Conference.
1958 Following the enforcement of the Anti-Prostitution Law, teahouses in Yoshiwara close their doors. Asakusa Kannondo Hall is completed in October. 10,000 yen banknote is issued. Tokyo Tower is completed.
1960 Kaminarimon Gate is rebuilt in May, 95 years after it was lost in a fire. New security treaty is signed between Japan and US, which intensifies anti-security alliance protests. Demonstration organized by Zengakuren (All-Japan League of Student Unions) reaches the Diet building. Inajiro Asanuma is killed. Color TV broadcasting begin.
1963 Shochiku Theater closes. Official decoration system for living persons is established.
1964 Okuyama Theater closed. Hozomon Gate is completed. Tokyo Olympics is held. Tokaido Bullet Train begins operation.
1965 Basic treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
1973 Five-story pagoda is rebuilt. Kim Dae Jung Abduction Incident.
First Oil Crisis occurs, prompting Japanese people to rush to buy toilet paper and detergent.
1976 Chiyodakan, the oldest Denkikan theater in Japan, closes. Lockheed Scandal surfaces. Quintuplets are born in Kagoshima.
1977 Yasuki-bushi performances end after a 40-year history in June. Asakusa Public Hall opens in October. JAL flight hijacked by Japanese Red Army. Karaoke boom. Tracing one’s own roots becomes popular.
1978 Asakusa Kannon celebrates its 1,350th anniversary in March. Narita International Airport opens.
1980 In January, Asakusa Public Hall hosts the first Asakusa Kabuki performance, the first kabuki performance in 22 years is held in Asakusa. Defense Agency spy scandal.
Sudden passing of Prime Minister Ohira. Singer Momoe Yamaguchi gives up her career to get married.
1981 In August, First Asakusa Samba Carnival is held, with dancers invited from Rio. Double-decker buses start running between Asakusa and Ueno. Pope John Paul II makes his first visit to Japan.
President Sadat of Egypt is assassinated.
1982 In April, SKD revue troupe gives its last performance ? the 51st Tokyo Odori ? at Asakusa International Theater, marking the end of the theater’s 50-year history. After the show, the theater is closed. Princess Grace of Monaco dies in a car accident.
1983 Asakusa Rokkuza closes in March. Senso-ji’s Bentendo Hall is completed on March 28. Former Filipino senator Aquino is assassinated. Keihaku-Tansho (light and compact) and Nekira/Neaka (gloomy/cheerful) become popular new words.
1984 A pedestrian bridge, Sakura Bridge, is completed across Sumida River. Asakusa View Hotel opens.
1985 Nakamise-dori celebrates its centennial anniversary. Senso-ji celebrates the 30th anniversary since its Buddhist statue was returned to the temple (October 18 - November 4).

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