Timeline of Significant Events during the Meiji Period

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Start of Meiji Restoration

1868

Introduction of hypnosis in Japan

1872

Terms mesmerism and hypnotism added to Philosophy Dictionary of Tokyo University

1881

Kokkuri San (table turning) game is introduced

1885

First hypnosis clinic in Koishikawa, Tokyo

1891

Nanzou Takeuchi's 3 bestsellers are published

1903

Tomokichi Fukurai appointed assistant professor at Tokyo Imperial University

1906

Introduction of laws to restrict recreational hypnotism

1908

Fukurai finds out about Chizuko Mifune's "clairvoyance"

1909

Fukurai's Senrigan Project begins

1910

Chizuko Mifuune and Ikuko Nagao die

1911

Fukurai resigns from research and publishes "Clairvoyance and Thoughography"

1913