Keiô 3 (慶応三年)
Timeline of 1867
- Keiô 2/12 (Jan) Fukuzawa Yukichi's "Seiyô Jijô" is published, and very quickly sells 150,000 copies.
- Keiô 2/12/5 (10 Jan) Tokugawa Yoshinobu becomes the 15th Tokugawa Shogun.
- 1867/1/9 Emperor Meiji succeeds to the throne.
- 1867/2/27 1867 Paris World's Fair (Exposition Universelle) opens. Satsuma han and the Tokugawa shogunate display as separate delegations.
- 1867/7 The Ee ja nai ka movement spreads.
- 1867/9/12 Steamboat line between Edo and Osaka is established.
- 1867/9/18 Satsuma han and Chôshu han conclude an alliance of Tôbaku.
- 1867/10/14 Restoration of political power to the Emperor. (Taisei Hôkan)
- 1867/11/15 Assassination of Sakamoto Ryôma and Nakaoka Shintarô.
Other Events of 1867
- The French take three more provinces of Southeast Asia.
- Kaikin bans on Japanese traveling overseas are lifted.
- Kôno Bairei opens his juku in Kyoto.
- Charles LeGendre, US Consul in Amoy, leads a mission to meet with Taiwanese aboriginal leaders, and receives a promise from a man called Tôkitoku in Japanese sources that ships flying the US flag will not be attacked.
- Seward's Folly - The United States purchases Alaska from Emperor Alexander II of Russia.
- A temporary Treaty of Friendship between Japan and the Kingdom of Hawaii is signed by US Minister R.B. Van Valkenburgh, representing Hawaii.
Births and Deaths
- 1867/11/15 Sakamoto Ryôma is killed.
- 1867/11/17 Nakaoka Shintarô dies of his wounds.
- Arms & armor collector Bashford Dean is born (d. 1928).
- Emperor Kômei dies (b. 1831).
- Bunkio Matsuki is born.
- Frank Lloyd Wright is born (d. 1959).
- Architect Itô Chûta is born (d. 1954).
- Natsume Sôseki is born (d. 1916).