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Tenshô 15 (天正十五年)
Timeline of 1587
- Tenshô 14/12/19 (27 Jan 1587) Toyotomi Hideyoshi accepts the title of Daijô Daijin, becoming only the third warrior (after Taira Kiyomori and Ashikaga Yoshimitsu) to hold this title.
- 1587/4 Toyotomi Hideyoshi leads another army onto Kyûshû, increasing the overall Toyotomi strength to nearly 170,000 men.
- 1587/5 Hideyoshi defeats the Shimazu at the Battle of the Sendai River.
- The Shimazu surrender. Yoshihisa is forced to retire but his family retains Satsuma, Osumi, and part of Hyuga.
- 1587/5/23 Ôtomo Sôrin dies.
- 1587/6/19 Hideyoshi issues first Christian Expulsion edict.
- 1587/7/14 Hideyoshi returns to Kyoto from Kyûshû.
- 1587/7/29 The invitation to the Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony is promulgated.
- 1587/9/13 Hideyoshi moves into the Jurakudai.
- 1587/9/17 The Spanish ship Buena Esperanza arrives in Mexico, having traveled directly there from Macao. A Japanese man on board may be the first Japanese to ever set foot in the Americas.
- 1587/10/1 Toyotomi Hideyoshi holds the Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony.
Other Events of 1587
- Bashôfu is listed as a tribute good for the first time.
- Kanamori Nagachika destroys Anegakoji Koretsuna of Hida after the latter defies Hideyoshi.
- Shô Nei succeeds his father Shô Ei as king of Ryûkyû.
- Hideyoshi builds the Jurakudai, commissioning paintings from Kanô Eitoku and his school.
- Hideyoshi begins construction on the Senjôkaku on Miyajima. Following Hideyoshi's death in 1598, the building is never completed.
Births and Deaths
- 1587/11/10 Ryukyuan scholar-official Sai Ken dies at the Huitong-guan in Beijing.
- Kyushu daimyô Ôtomo Sôrin dies. (b. 1530)
- Christian daimyô Omura Sumitada dies (b. 1533).
- Sakai Tadakatsu is born (d. 1662).