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Tenshô 15 (天正十五年)

Timeline of 1587

  • Tenshô 14/12/19 (27 Jan 1587) Toyotomi Hideyoshi accepts the title of Daijô Daijin, becoming only the third warrior (after Taira Kiyomori and Ashikaga Yoshimitsu) to hold this title.
  • 1587/3
    • Toyotomi Hidenaga leads the main Toyotomi army into Kyûshû.
    • The Shimazu occupy Funai (Bungo province) but quickly abandon the city before the Toyotomi army.
  • 1587/4 Toyotomi Hideyoshi leads another army onto Kyûshû, increasing the overall Toyotomi strength to nearly 170,000 men.
  • 1587/5 Hideyoshi defeats the Shimazu at the Battle of the Sendai River.
    • The Shimazu surrender. Yoshihisa is forced to retire but his family retains Satsuma, Osumi, and part of Hyuga.
  • 1587/5/23 Ôtomo Sôrin dies.
  • 1587/6/19 Hideyoshi issues first Christian Expulsion edict.
  • 1587/7/14 Hideyoshi returns to Kyoto from Kyûshû.
  • 1587/7/29 The invitation to the Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony is promulgated.
  • 1587/9/13 Hideyoshi moves into the Jurakudai.
  • 1587/9/17 The Spanish ship Buena Esperanza arrives in Mexico, having traveled directly there from Macao. A Japanese man on board may be the first Japanese to ever set foot in the Americas.
  • 1587/10/1 Toyotomi Hideyoshi holds the Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony.

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