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Meiji 4 (明治四年)

Timeline of 1871

  • 1870/12 or 1871/1 (Feb 1871) Mori Arinori arrives in DC as chargé d'affaires for Japan in the US.
  • 1871/1/9 Hirosawa Saneomi is assassinated.
  • 1871/1/24 Postal service between Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka.
  • 1871/2/15 New coins were minted.
  • 1871/3 Date Kuninao and his retainers start migrating to Hokkaido.
  • 1871/3/7 Sotoyama Mitsusuke is arrested.
  • 1871/3/8 Ikki against Haibutsu kishaku in Kikuma han.
  • 1871/4 A Poorhouse opens in Osaka.
  • 1871/4/4 Family Registration Law
  • 1871/4/18 Horse riding is allowed among commoners.
  • 1871/5/10 The New Currency Act.
  • 1871/5/14 The government promulgates a decree establishing a new shrine ranking system, abolishing hereditary priesthood, and stating that Shinto shrines are non-religious sites of reverence for the State.
  • 1871/8/29 Abolition of the han
  • 1871/11 Emperor Meiji is photographed for the first time, during an imperial visit to the Yokosuka Naval Yard.
  • 1871/11/17 Daijôsai accession ceremonies are held for the Meiji Emperor in Tokyo.

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