Tenpô 2 (天保二年)
Timeline of 1831
Other Events of 1831
- Hiroshige's first major series of landscape prints, entitled Tôto meisho ("Famous Places of the Eastern Capital"), is published.
- Iida Shinshichi I opens a secondhand clothing shop which will later develop into the Takashimaya Corporation.
- Matsumae han fires on an unknown vessel, to drive it away from the country, in accordance with the Edict to Repel Foreign Vessels.
- A woodblock printed version of the Ryûkyû-koku shiryaku is published by the Tokugawa shogunate.
Births and Deaths
- Amano Hachirô is born.
- Asano Naritaka, daimyo of Hiroshima han, is born.
- Isabella Bird is born (d. 1904).
- Novelist Jippensha Ikku dies (b. 1765).
- Kawanabe Kyôsai is born (d. 1889).
- Shinsengumi member Kiyohara Kiyoshi is born.
- Emperor Kômei is born (d. 1867).
- Ryukyuan painter Kyûna Anshin is born (d. 1892).
- Shinsengumi accountant Ozeki Yashirô is born.