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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.

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