Genroku 14 (元禄十四年)
Timeline of 1701
- 1701/3/14 Asano Naganori attacks Kira Yoshinaka in the Matsu-no-rôka of the Honmaru Palace of Edo castle. Asano is then ordered to commit seppuku.
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
- 1701/3/14 Asano Naganori commits seppuku (b. 1667).
- Keichû dies (b. 1640).
- Tokugawa Mitsukuni dies (b. 1628).