Hôei 4 (宝永四年)
Timeline of 1707
- 1703/3 Bakufu limits Shirauo fishing in Sumida river.
- 1707/7/16 Reconstruction of Zenko-ji completed.(Shinano)
- 1707/8/11 Bakufu bans sales of birds, eels and loaches.
- 1707/10/4 The Hôei Earthquake.
- 1707/11/23 Mount Fuji erupts; it continues to erupt until 1708/1/3, and has not done so since.
Other Events of 1707
- Kabuki actor Arashi Kiyosaburô causes a "sensation" in Edo with a performance as Yaoya Oshichi, who accidentally set the Oshichi Fire of 1682 which destroyed Edo castle and much of the city.
- The Great Buddha Hall at Tôdai-ji is destroyed by fire and rebuilt. The current structure, roughly 70% the size of the original, dates to this reconstruction.
Births and Deaths
- 1707/7/11 Tokugawa Ienobu and Okomu no kata have their first child, who they name Iechiyo.
- 1707/9 The baby Iechiyo, son of Tokugawa Ienobu, dies.