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Bunsei 4 (文政四年)

Timeline of 1821

Other Events of 1821

  • The Dutch East India Company (VOC) imports a pair of camels into Japan and parades them from Nagasaki up to Edo.
  • Shogunal territory in Ezo is returned to Matsumae han, and assimilation policies towards the Ainu are reversed - Ainu are now encouraged to be less Japanese; this in response to the lessening threat from Russia.
  • Inô Tadataka's Dai nihon enkai yochi zenzu, a series of 225 maps resulting from his own thorough surveys of the archipelago, is completed and submitted to the shogunate.

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