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Bunroku 1 (文禄元年) / Bunroku 2 (文禄二年)
Timeline of 1593
At the opening of the year, Japanese armies are in Korea
- Tenshô 20/12/8 (10 Jan 1593) - The era name is changed to Bunroku.
- 1593/1/1 (2 Feb 1593) - The second year of Bunroku begins.
- 1593/1/7 Japanese forces abandon P'yongyang to the Chinese; samurai under Kobayakawa Takakage defeat a Chinese army in a rear-guard action at Byokchekwan.
- 1593/2/10-3/6 Yi Sun-shin leads seven attacks on Japanese fleets.
- 1593/4 Japanese forces withdraw to the south of the Korean peninsula.
- 1593/5/1 Toyotomi Hideyoshi strips Ôtomo Yoshimune of his lands for cowardice in Korea
- 1593/5/15 Ishida Mitsunari and Konishi Yukinaga arrive at Nagoya with Chinese envoy.
- 1593/6/21 The Japanese capture Chinju.
- 1593/8 Fighting in Korea largely ends after negotiations begin.
- 1593/8/15 Yi Sun-shin is appointed naval commander of the three southern provinces of Korea.
Other Events of 1593
- Gregoria de Céspedes arrives in Japan, invited by Konishi Yukinaga.
- Isoho Monogatari, Japanese translation of Aesop's Fables, is published.
- Franciscans begin proselytizing efforts in Japan.
- Hideyoshi begins publicly performing in Noh plays.
- The Kingdom of Ryûkyû sends an ayabune to Satsuma, loaded with more than half of the supplies requested of them several years earlier to help support the Korean Invasions.
Births and Deaths
- 1593/8/3 Yodogimi gives birth to Toyotomi Hideyori (d. 1615).
- Gushichan Nôan (Kin Kokutei) dies.
- Hôrin Jôshô is born (d. 1668).
- Imai Sôkyû dies (b. 1520).
- Maeda Toshitsune, daimyô of Kaga han, is born (d. 1658).