Tenshô 18 (天正十八年)
Timeline of 1590
- 1590/3 Toyotomi troops begin invading the Kantô.
- 1590/4 Toyotomi Hideyoshi lays siege to the Hôjô family at Odawara castle (Sagami province), employing over 200,000 troops in the effort.
- 1590/7/11 Odawara capitulates; Hôjô Ujimasa commits suicide.
- 1590/7/21 A Korean mission numbering around 300 people stays at the Daitoku-ji.
- 1590/8 Ieyasu appoints Taruya Tôzaemon and Naraya Ichiemon to oversee merchants and artisans in Edo.
- 1590/8/1 Tokugawa Ieyasu arrives at Edo castle, his new headquarters. The Tokugawa clan is completely relocated to the Kantô over the course of the next twelve months.
- 1590/8/18 Ieyasu authorizes the construction of bridges in Edo.
- 1590/9/1 Ieyasu begins the planning of merchant and artisan districts in Edo.
Other Events of 1590
- Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Kakizaki Yoshihiro formally receive and meet with the Ezo (Ainu) island chief.
- Hideyoshi demands tribute from Korea. Tsushima suggests that Korea send a mission in congratulations for Hideyoshi's unification of Japan; the mission arrives in the 7th month.
- The first four Japanese to travel to Europe return to Japan, having left in 1582 to meet with Pope Gregory XIII. They bring with them a printing press, and movable type blocks for both hiragana and kanji.
- The Koishikawa channel is constructed, the first major waterworks project in Edo.
Births and Deaths of 1590