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Meiji 44 (明治四十四年)
Timeline of 1911
Other Events of 1911
- A group of anarchists are executed on charges of conspiring to assassinate the Emperor.
- The fifth Bunten is held.
- Clarence Griffin founds the first Boy Scout troupe in Japan.
- Iha Fuyû publishes his book Ko Ryûkyû ("Old Ryukyu"), earning his epithet as "father of Okinawan Studies."
- An exhibition of work by Minami Kunzô is the first solo exhibition of woodblock prints by a living artist to be held in Tokyo.
- Xinhai Revolution in China: The Qing Dynasty falls.
- Saiga Tokichi, head of the Kyoto-based Saiga Electric Company, opens the first electric railway in Okinawa.
- Sakamoto Ryôma film is released by Yokota Shôkai film studio.
- George Sansom publishes The Tsuredzure Gusa of Yoshida No Kaneyoshi. Being the meditations of a recluse in the 14th Century.
- Shiga Shigetaka publishes his Sekai sansui zukan ("Illustrated Landscapes of the World").
Births and Deaths
- 1911/2/7 Film star Irie Takako is born (d. 1995).
- 1911/6/11 James Hepburn dies (b. 1815).
- 1911/6/11 Ôno Uchû of the Shinsengumi dies (b. 1838).
- 1911/9 Feng Shan, Manchu governor of Guangdong province, is killed by revolutionaries including Lingnan school painter Gao Jianfu.
- Scottish merchant Thomas Glover dies (b. 1841).
- Willard A. Hanna, co-founder of the first post-war museum in Okinawa, is born (d. 1993).
- Nihonga painter Hishida Shunsô dies (b. 1874).
- Kôtoku Shûsui and a number of others are executed on charges of treason (Kôtoku Incident).
- Ôtori Keisuke dies (b. 1833).
- Shinohara Tainoshin of the Shinsengumi dies (b. 1828).
- Yoshida Tôshi is born (d. 1995).