An'ei 2 (安永二年)
Timeline of 1773
- 1773/int.3 Peasant revolt in Hida Province (part of the Ôhara Rebellion).
- 1773/4 Shares (stocks) in the operation of the higaki kaisen, cargo vessels transporting goods between Edo and Osaka, are officially recognized by the shogunate, and begin to be traded.
- Shogunate establishes a guild for dealers in coal, charcoal, and firewood, and bans those outside the guild from engaging in such business.
- Kyôshin Meichi-ryû school of kenjutsu is founded by Momoi Naoyoshi.
- Dôjima Rice Exchange is formally sanctioned, sponsored, and organized by the shogunate.
- Hiraga Gennai visits Akita han.
- A custom of the Crown Prince of Ryûkyû paying a formal visit to Kagoshima, continued since 1660, ceases to be practiced.
- Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô sets up shop just outside the main gate of the Yoshiwara.
- Kabuki enthusiast Yanagisawa Nobutoki steps down as daimyô of Kôriyama han and retires to Edo.
Births and Deaths
- Segawa Kikunojô II dies (b. 1741).
- Tokugawa Harutoshi, daimyô of Mito han, is born (d. 1816).
- Tokugawa Ienari is born (d. 1841).
- Utagawa Toyohiro, ukiyo-e artist, is born (d. 1828).