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Bunka 15 (文化十五年) / Bunsei 1 (文政元年)
Timeline of 1818
- 1818/3/7 (April 12) - Shimazu Shigehide arranges in secret to meet at Shinagawa with Jan Cock Blomhoff, who is on his way to Edo.
- 1818/5 Englishman Peter Gordon, on board The Brothers (captained by William Upton Eddis), arrives in Uraga and demands to trade.
- 1818/8 Mizuno Tadaakira is appointed rôjû.
- The early Shinshintô period of Japanese swordmaking gives way to the middle Shinshintô period.
- Basil Hall publishes his Voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island.
Births and Deaths
- 1818/4/24 Matsudaira Fumai dies (b. 1751).
- 1818/10/21 Shiba Kôkan, ukiyo-e and ranga artist, dies (b. 1747).
- Antonio Fontanesi is born (d. 1882).
- Swordsman Hayashi Masu Masamori of the Shinmusô Hayashizaki-ryû dies.
- Nagatani Nobuatsu, first Meiji period governor of Kyoto, is born (d. 1902).