Shôtoku 5 (正徳五年)
Timeline of 1715
- 1715/11 Chikamatsu Monzaemon's ningyô jôruri play "The Battles of Coxinga," debuts at the Takemoto-za.
Other Events of 1715
- Arai Hakuseki's Seiyô kibun (西洋記聞) is published.
- Giuseppe Castiglione begins painting in China.
- Higa Jôshô devises the tsuikin (堆錦) method of creating lacquerware.
- A market is opened in Shuri.
- Tamagusuku Chôkun is named udui bujô.
- The Shôtoku shinrei are promulgated, shifting the export of copper, and altering policies governing Chinese trade at Nagasaki.
Births and Deaths
- Ino Jakusui dies (b. 1656).
- Katô Yasutsune, daimyô of Ôzu han (b. 1657) dies.
- Painter Sô Shiseki (d. 1786) is born.
- Tominaga Nakamoto is born (d. 1746).