Meiji 24 (明治二十四年)
Timeline of 1891
- 1891/10/28 An earthquake strikes in Mino province.
Other Events of 1891
- Edmond de Goncourt's Outamaro: Le Peintre des Maisons Vertes is published, becoming the first monograph on an individual ukiyo-e artist published in any language.
- Bunkio Matsuki returns to Japan for the first time after leaving in 1888.
- Kume Kunitake writes his essay on why "Taiheiki Has No Value for Historians."
- The Ministry of Education sets down official guidelines for performance of Imperial/national ceremonies and observance of national holidays in classrooms.
- Ôtsu Incident: Tsarevitch Nicholas II survives an assassination attempt while traveling in Japan.
- Saitô Hajime retires from the police force and begins working at schools.
- Opening of the first commercial theatre in Okinawa, the Nakamô Engeijô.
- Construction begins on the Trans-Siberian Railway (completed 1903).
Births and Deaths
- 1891/1/20 King Kalakaua of Hawaii dies in San Francisco (b. 1836).
- Arai Tadao of the Shinsengumi dies (b. 1835).
- Painter Kanô Eitoku Tatsunobu dies (b. 1814).
- Yôga painter Kishida Ryûsei is born (d. 1929).
- Kôchi Chôjô dies.
- Future Prime Minister Konoe Fumimaro is born (d. 1945)
- Nakamura Masanao dies (b. 1832).
- Oda Nobumichi, daimyô of Tendô han, dies (b. 1819).
- Sôsaku hanga artist Onchi Kôshirô is born (d. 1955).
- Sanjô Sanetomi dies (b. 1837).
- Shibata Zeshin dies (b. 1807).
- Nihonga painter Suzuki Hyakunen dies (b. 1825).
- English illustrator Charles Wirgman dies (b. 1832?).