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Bunka 9 (文化九年)

Timeline of 1812

  • 1812/4/1 Shiba Kôkan holds a farewell party as he puts his house up for sale and departs Edo for Kyoto.
  • 1812/Summer Shiba Kôkan returns from Kyoto and establishes himself in Kamakura, as a disciple of the Zen monk Seisetsu.

Other Events of 1812

  • John Jacob Astor receives permission to send trading ships to China; among those aboard his ship is the first documented Chinese individual in New York.
  • Hokusai travels the Tôkaidô for the first time.
  • The Yoshiwara burns down.

Births and Deaths

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