Genroku 14 (元禄十四年)
Timeline of 1701
- 1701/3/14 Kira Yoshinaka insults Asano Naganori in the shogun's palace, prompting the latter to swing at Kira with his sword; Asano is promptly placed in confinement by the palace guards.
Other Events of 1701
- The kabuki play Zôhiki is first performed.
- The earliest work by Okumura Masanobu extant today, an album known today as "The Courtesan Album," is published.
- Sai Taku completes his compilation of the Chûzan seifu.
Births and Deaths