Bunsei 10 (文政十年)
Timeline of 1827
- 1827/1 Bakufu orders to equip Ryûdosui and Mizu deppô within Edo district.
- 1827/2 Bunsei Reforms aim to rectify manners and customs, returning peasants to agricultural work, enhancing law enforcement in the countryside, and banning extraneous cultural activities (such as plays, gambling, and peasant involvement in artistic/cultural pursuits).
- 1827/2/18 The Ryukyu Court sends aid to famine-stricken areas.
- 1827/3/18 Tokugawa Ienari is named Daijô-daijin.
- 1827/5/21 Rai Sanyô gives his Nihon gaishi ("Unofficial History of Japan"), completed this year, to Matsudaira Sadanobu.
- 1827/5/26 The bakufu punishes 22 Geiko for breaking sumptuary laws (the ban on luxurious outfits).
- 1827/9 Shimazu Shigehide sets up a treasure museum in his mansion in Edo.
- 1827/11/27 The famous red gate of the Kaga han mansion in Edo is completed.
Other Events of 1827
- The British officially claim the Ogasawara Islands.
- The HMS Blossom, captained by Frederic Beechey, arrives at Naha.
- Famine in Ryukyu.
Births and Deaths
- 1827/4/15 Oine, daughter of Philip Franz von Siebold, is born.
- Nihonga painter Goseda Hôryû is born (d. 1892).
- Painter Kawakami Tôgai is born (d. 1881).
- Kobayashi Issa dies (b. 1763).
- John Manjirô is born (d. 1898).
- Kangaku scholar Kan Chazan dies (b. 1748).
- Satô Hikogorô is born.
- Yamauchi Toyoshige, lord of Tosa han, is born.