Genroku 4 (元禄四年)
Timeline of 1691
- 1691/8 Kabuki actor Mizuki Tatsunosuke I makes his Edo debut in an O-Ie Sôdô play written especially for him by Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
Other Events of 1691
- Dairinji is moved down into the town of Furuichi, near Ise, from the mountains.
- Honchô gashi, the first complete history of Japanese painting, is published (originally as honchô gaden).
Births and Deaths
- 1691/9/25 Painter Tosa Mitsuoki dies (b. 1617).
- Asai Ryôi dies (b. 1612).
- Kumazawa Banzan dies (b. 1619).