Bunka 9 (文化九年)
Timeline of 1812
- 1812/4/1 Shiba Kôkan holds a farewell party as he puts his house up for sale and departs Edo for Kyoto.
- 1812/Summer Shiba Kôkan returns from Kyoto and establishes himself in Kamakura, as a disciple of the Zen monk Seisetsu.
Other Events of 1812
- John Jacob Astor receives permission to send trading ships to China; among those aboard his ship is the first documented Chinese individual in New York.
- Hokusai travels the Tôkaidô for the first time.
- The Yoshiwara burns down.
Births and Deaths
- Date Chikamune, daimyô of Sendai han, dies (b. 1796).
- Ichikawa Kodanji IV is born (d. 1866).
- Ukiyo-e artist Katsukawa Shunkô dies (b. 1743).
- Segawa Kikunojô IV dies (b. 1782).
- Isaac Titsingh dies (b. 1745).