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Tenshô 18 (天正十八年)

Timeline of 1590

Other Events of 1590

  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Kakizaki Yoshihiro formally receive and meet with the Ezo (Ainu) island chief.
  • Hideyoshi demands tribute from Korea. Tsushima suggests that Korea send a mission in congratulations for Hideyoshi's unification of Japan; the mission arrives in the 7th month.
  • The first four Japanese to travel to Europe return to Japan, having left in 1582 to meet with Pope Gregory XIII. They bring with them a printing press, and movable type blocks for both hiragana and kanji.
  • The Koishikawa channel is constructed, the first major waterworks project in Edo.

Births and Deaths of 1590

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