Meiji 28 (明治二十八年)
Timeline of 1895
- 1895/1/31 The Kyoto Electric Railway, the first electric railway (streetcars/trolleys) in Japan, begins operation.
- 1895/2/16 Empress Shôken pays a visit to the wounded at the Tokyo Army Reserve Hospital.
- 1895/4/17 The Treaty of Shimonoseki ends the Sino-Japanese War.
- 1895/4/23 Triple Intervention
- 1895/5/30 The Meiji Emperor parades through the streets of Tokyo, as part of an extensive triumphal military parade, the first such victory celebration to feature the Emperor himself.
- 1895/10/22 Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) is first held in Kyoto, on the supposed 1101st anniversary of Emperor Kammu establishing Heian (Kyoto) as the Imperial capital.
- 1895/11/18 It is declared that all areas of Taiwan have been successfully subjugated to Japan.
Other Events of 1895
- Copies of a section of Frois' History of Japan is discovered in a library in Lisbon.
- Hakubunkan begins publishing the magazines Taiyô and Bungei kurabu.
- Heian Shrine is built and established.
- The Imperial government ceases use/control of Inuyama castle.
- Kubota Beisen and Kôno Bairei organize the "Exhibition of New and Old Art," the first major competitive art competition in Kyoto.
- The Kyoto National Museum is completed.
- The Imperial family takes command of Nagoya castle, up until then used by the Imperial army, and repurposes it as a detached palace.
- The fourth Domestic Industrial Exposition is held in Kyoto, celebrating the city's (and the nation's) material, industrial, and technological progress.
Births and Deaths
- 1895/10/8 - Empress Myeongseong of Korea is murdered.
- Prince Arisugawa Taruhito dies (b. 1835).
- Philosopher Feng Youlan is born (d. 1990).
- Print artist Hiratsuka Un'ichi is born.
- Nihonga painter Ikeda Yôson is born (d. 1988).
- Painter Kôno Bairei dies (b. 1844).
- Artist Lilian Miller is born (d. 1943).
- Prince Rinnôji dies (b. 1846).
- Sagi Gonnojô, the last official iemoto of Sagi kyôgen, dies.
- Painter Xu Beihong is born (d. 1953).
- Yamaguchi Naoki dies (b. 1830).