Meiwa 4 (明和四年)
Timeline of 1767
- 1767/7 Tanuma Okitsugu becomes Tairô.
- 1767/7 A group of castaways from Mito han stranded in Vietnam since 1765/11 return to Japan, arriving in Nagasaki on a Vietnamese junk.
- 1767/8 Meiwa Incident - Pro-Imperialist rebels involved in the 1758 Hôreki Incident plot to seize Edo. They are arrested, two being executed, one more exiled.
Other Events of 1767
- The Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya falls to Burmese invasion. The capital city of Ayutthaya is destroyed.
- Entertainers begin to regularly perform at Edobashi.
- Osaka bunraku theatre Takemoto-za closes.
Births and Deaths
- Meiwa Incident - Fujii Naoaki and Yamagata Daini are executed.
- Painter Ishizaki Yûshi is born.
- Takizawa Bakin is born (d. 1848).
- Ryukyuan painter In Genryô dies (b. 1718).