Kansei 8 (寛政八年)
Timeline of 1796
- 1796/5/4 Aburaya Incident - a young doctor, Magofuku Itsuki, kills three and seriously injures six in an attack at the Aburaya teahouse in Furuichi, near Ise.
- 1796/7/25 - The kabuki play Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba by Chikamatsu Tokuzô, Tatsuoka Mansaku and Namiki Shôzô II premieres at the Kado no shibai in Osaka.
Other Events of 1796
- British ships under William Robert Broughton visit the Ryûkyû Islands.
- Hokusai studies under Shiba Kôkan for a time.
- Ichikawa Danjûrô V retires.
- The Qianlong Emperor abdicates in favor of his son, who becomes the Jiaqing Emperor.
- Ryukyuan embassy departs for Edo.
- Shô Genko paints official posthumous royal portraits of many of the kings of the Kingdom of Ryûkyû.
- The White Lotus Rebellion begins in China (ends 1804).
Births and Deaths
- 1796/5/6 Magofuku Itsuki commits suicide (b. c. 1769).
- Date Chikamune is born (d. 1812).
- Kanô Osanobu is born (d. 1846).
- Philipp Franz von Siebold is born (d. 1866).
- Suzuki Kiitsu is born (d. 1858).