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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）.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Michinaga Fujiwara becomes regent.|
|１０８６||Leadership by the retired emperor begins.|
|１１６７||Kiyomori Taira becomes Grand Minister of State.|
|１１８０||Yoritomo Minamoto prays for victory over the Heike clan at Senso-ji.|
|Heike clan falls. Deployment of estate stewards and provincial constables begins.|
|１１９２||Yoritomo Minamoto becomes the Seii-Taishogun （Ruling Shogun）.|
|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||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||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.|
|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||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.|
|１８７０||Rickshaw transport begins in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.|
|１８７１||Takanaka 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.|
|１９０４||Trams 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.
|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）.|