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Tenpô 12 (天保十二年)
Timeline of 1841
Other Events of 1841
- The Nakamura-za is destroyed in a fire.
- Philipp Franz von Siebold's Manners and Customs of the Japanese in the Nineteenth Century is published.
- Publishers' Associations (toiya nakama) are abolished, and censorship duties pass from representatives appointed by the publishers to minor officials appointed by the shogunate.
- The first of the Tenpô Reforms are put into place.
- Tokugawa Ieyoshi becomes the last shogun to make a formal visit to Nikkô Tôshôgû. His journey is depicted in numerous kawaraban publications.
- An envoy from Tsushima journeys to Pusan and formally requests a Korean embassy be sent - only so far as Tsushima, and not to Edo - in recognition of the accession of Tokugawa Ieyoshi as shogun in 1837.
Births and Deaths
- 1841/4/17 Kumebe Masachika is born (d. 1910).
- 1841/10/11 Watanabe Kazan commits suicide (b. 1793).
- Painter Ekin dies (b. 1791).
- Hokusai biographer Iijima Kyôshin is born (d. 1901).
- Itô Hirobumi is born (d. 1909).
- Photographer Kusakabe Kimbei is born (d. 1934).
- Sculptor Vincenzo Ragusa is born (d. 1927).
- Matsura Seizan, daimyô of Hirado han, dies (b. 1760).
- Ryukyuan painter Shô Genko dies (b. 1784).
- Painter Tani Bunchô dies (b. 1763).
- Scottish merchant Thomas Glover is born (d. 1911).
- Yamano Yasohachi of the Shinsengumi is born (d. 1910).