Kyôhô 4 (享保四年)
Timeline of 1719
- 1719/1/12 Meirinkan school of rangaku opens in Chôshû han.
- 1719/1/15 Matsumae Norihiro becomes daimyo of Matsumae han.
- 1719/4/11 A Korean embassy led by Lead Envoy Hong Ch'ijung, Vice Envoy Hwang Sŏn, and Secretary Yi Myŏng'ŏn, and consisting of a total of 495 Koreans, departs Hansŏng for Edo.
- 1719/6/12 Bakufu fires 20 Daikan for embezzlement and debt.
- 1719/6 Chinese investiture envoys arrive in Ryûkyû, with the Manchu Hai Bao as chief envoy, and Xu Baoguang as vice-envoy, along with several cartographers ordered by the Chinese Emperor to prepare maps of Ryûkyû. They stay for eight months.
- 1719/9/12 Members of the Korean embassy stay at Honnôji for one night, before departing for Edo.
- 1719/10/1 Korean embassy has the first of its formal audiences at Edo castle.
- 1719/10/5 Korean embassy performs equestrian acrobatics for the shogun.
- 1719/10/9 Korean embassy enjoys a banquet at the mansion of the Sô clan lord of Tsushima.
- 1719/10/11 Korean embassy receives an official reply, from the Shogun, to the King of Korea.
- 1719/10/13 Korean embassy enjoys a banquet.
- 1719/10/15 Korean embassy departs Edo to begin the return journey back to Seoul.
Other Events of 1719
- Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune commands all daimyô to send their domains' best swordsmiths to Edo.
- Arai Hakuseki starts writing Nantôshi
- Chikamatsu Monzaemon's puppet play Heike Nyogo-ga-shima is debuted.
Births and Deaths
- Nakamura Utaemon I is born (d. 1791).
- Confucian scholar Satô Naokata dies (b. 1650).
- Tanuma Okitsugu is born (d. 1788).