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Autumn - '''[[Curiosities of Lotus Asia]]'''  (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 6) chapter 33 "There Are Three Sumireko Usami!" ''Note: Is partially concurrent with Violet Detector.'' <br/>
 
Autumn - '''[[Curiosities of Lotus Asia]]'''  (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 6) chapter 33 "There Are Three Sumireko Usami!" ''Note: Is partially concurrent with Violet Detector.'' <br/>
 
Autumn - '''[[Violet Detector]]''' ''Note: Is concurrent with Chapter 33 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia.''<br/>
 
Autumn - '''[[Violet Detector]]''' ''Note: Is concurrent with Chapter 33 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia.''<br/>
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=== Season 134 (2019)- Year of Star, Autumn, and Earth ===
 
=== Season 134 (2019)- Year of Star, Autumn, and Earth ===

Revision as of 07:18, 14 February 2019

Below is a timeline of events within the Touhou Project universe. Please note that there is speculation involved in the dating of some events.

There are two calendars in common use in Gensokyo: the Gregorian calendar, which is the main calendar used by Gensokyo's inhabitants, and a youkai lunisolar calendar, which is generally restricted to Youkai Mountain.[1] The youkai calendar is based on the phase of the moon - as a result, it runs somewhat offset from ours. All events in this timeline will use the Gregorian calendar with estimated youkai calendar dates in brackets for important events where they can be deduced (under the assumption that the youkai calendar is determined in the same way as the Japanese lunisolar calendar), except for articles from the Bunbunmaru Newspaper and the Kakashi Spirit News, which are originally dated in the youkai calendar (the numbering is assumed to represent issue numbers in each month; see Notes below for more details). CE (Common Era) and BCE (Before Common Era) are used instead of AD and BC.

Years are numbered as "Season X", where season 0 equates to 1885. This is therefore conjectured to be the year that the Great Hakurei Barrier was created.

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Month names[edit]

The lunisolar calendar uses the traditional names of the Japanese months, from the old lunar calendar. In outside Japan, these were discarded in favor of simple numbered months (ichigatsu, nigatsu, etc.) with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, but are still commonplace in poetry and historical television.

  • April - Deutzia Month (卯月 uzuki)
  • May - Planting Month (皐月 satsuki)
  • June - Month of Water (水無月 minazuki)[2]
  • July - Book Month (文月 fumitsuki)
  • August - Leaf Month (葉月 hazuki)
  • September - Long-lasting Month (長月 nagatsuki)
  • October - Month of Gods / Godless Month (神無月 kannazuki)[3]
  • November - Frost Month (霜月 shimotsuki)
  • December - Priest-running Month (師走 shiwasu)
  • January - Affection Month (睦月 mutsuki)
  • February - More Clothes Month (如月/衣更着 kisaragi)
  • March - Sprouting Month (弥生 yayoi)

In addition, the calendar also has an intercalary month, simply named "Thirteenth Month".[1] The method for determining placement of the intercalary month is unknown.

New Year's in Gensokyo is believed to be on the 1st of the Deutzia Month. For the purpose of this timeline the months are numbered the same as their corresponding months in the Japanese calendar (e.g. Uzuki = 4).

Historical events[edit]

Ancient Times[edit]

4.6 billion years ago? Gods create the Earth[4]
Paleozoic era
(Early Cambrian to Late Devonian 542-374 million years ago)
The life that arose from the seas battled for existence, and its conclusion (Late Devonian extinction 374 million years ago?) resulted in the oceans being tainted with impurity. The survivors of the fight for survival advanced their way onto land, which then knew no impurity.[5]
Paleozoic era - Cenozoic era
(Early Carboniferous 374 million years ago to present era)
On land, the epic battle for survival unfolded once more. There were very few victors, and most were destroyed in the battle, becoming extinct. The land becomes impure as a result.[5]
  • It is said that almost all species of life that have ever existed on Earth are now extinct.
  • Around 200,000 years ago the first humans evolve to continue the endless fight for survival.
Considerable antiquity The keystone is pulled out to create Heaven. All creatures on Earth perish as a result.[6]
  • So long ago that even Eirin has not seen it.[6]
  • Possibly refers to the Permian–Triassic extinction event (~252 million years ago).
  • With no witness to the event, it cannot be guaranteed legitimacy.
25 million years ago Japan is created by Izanagi-no-mikoto.[7]
  • In reality, the Izanagi Plate is believed to have completely disappeared somewhere between 60 million and 20 million years ago.
Japanese mythology The hiding in the cave.
  • After Amaterasu-oomikami came out of the cave, the rope that was used to seal the cave was the start of femto fiber (shimenawa rope).[8]
  • In Nihon Shoki, Amaterasu-oomikami's younger brother Susanoo was exiled from Takamagahara.
Japanese mythology The White Rabbit of Inaba.
  • As the White Rabbit of Inaba was even further in the past than the tenson kourin, and this tenson kourin was more than 1,792,470 years before Emperor Jimmu went on his eastern expedition.
  • Emperor Jimmu's father Ugayafukiaezu lived several hundreds of thousands of years (comment on Keine's spell card Origin Sign "Ephemerality 137")
    (as the child and great-grandchild, about 1.79 million ÷ about 3 ≈ several hundred thousands of years, and indirectly contains the topic of the tenson kourin.)
  • Lord Daikoku (Ookuninushi) seems to be a fine young man, and the girl rabbits seem to adore him
Japanese mythology Surrender of the country
  • Amatsukami plundered Ookuninushi's country, but fearing a rebellion from Ookuninushi, Ookuninushi was sealed in Izumo Temple using femto fiber.[8]
Japanese mythology Comparison of the heights of the mountains[9]
  • In the past, Iwanagahime and Konohana-Sakuyahime lived in Mount Fuji.
  • Konohana-Sakuyahime compared the heights of Mount Fuji and Yatsugatake.
  • Since Yatsugatake was higher, by the enraged Sakuyabime, Yatsugatake was broken, and became its current form.
  • Iwanagahime, tired of this kind of little sister, left Mount Fuji, and moved to the Yatsugatake that had become short and unattractive.
  • The Yatsugatake that was once Japan's highest mountain turned into illusion, and became Youkai Mountain
  • Iwanagahime furthermore, at around the time of 100 years ago, moved to Gensokyo's Youkai Mountain (once Yatsugatake)
  • In the variations of the legend of the mountain comparison, in this instance there was also one where a shed teardrop became Lake Suwa (Suwa-ko). The tale of the god of Mount Tateshina crying and the tale of the god of Yatsugatake crying has various patterns. Within it, there was also the theory that Mount Yatsugatake was once the Izu Islands.
  • In the Nihon Shinwa, Sakuyabime afterwards became Ninigi's wife (= Emperor Jimmu's great-grandmother).
  • The destruction of the mountain Yatsugatake (old Amidadake) was 200-250 thousand years ago.
Chinese mythology Hou Yi shoots down the Nine Sunbirds.
  • Occurs during China's Xia Dynasty (established circa 2070 BCE).
  • Apollo is shot down in the process, leading to the darkening of the Hells which Hecatia Lapislazuli was overseeing.
  • Houyi becomes a ruler of the Xia dynasty. He would later cause the death of Junko's son, Bó Fēng. She later would corroborate with one of Houyi's ministers (possibly Feng Meng) to assassinate her husband to avenge her son.
Far in the past Tsukuyomi takes his relatives to move to the moon. Development of the lunar capital, start of lunarian civilization.
  • The lunar capital was constructed by Eirin Yagokoro. Eirin lived even longer than Tsukuyomi, and her age was stated by ZUN to be in the hundreds of millions.[10]
  • Lunarians living in a pure land have no life span.
  • Tsukuyomi (Possibly Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto) seems to be related to Amaterasu Oomikami as siblings.
Chinese mythology Chang'e (also known by the Japanese pronunciation of Jouga) drank the elixir of immortality and went to the moon.
  • The elixir that Chang'e drank was made by Eirin Yagokoro.[11]
  • The era of the legend of Chang'e was in the time of 22 centuries BCE (more than 4100 years ago)
  • The mochi pounding (medicine pounding) that the rabbits pound has gone on for several thousands of years.
Japanese mythology Great Suwa War
  • At those times, Suwako Moriya's leading edge was iron weapons, but Kanako was able to rust the entire arsenal by holding out a thin vine, and as a result they surrendered.
  • Iron was imported into Japan at around 300 CE, however the usage of iron itself (including places outside Japan) has been recorded previously, and so determining the era of this is difficult
  • In the "Treatise on Geography" (地理志) in the Book of Han, it is said that in the later Han dynasty it was divided into a hundred or more countries, and if it is the case that "the expansion of the Yamato State = the invasion of Kanako and other Yamato gods," then it would have occurred in the first few centuries CE.
  • Furthermore, by research in recent years, as a united country the Yamato State came into existence in the latter half of the third century, and it has been considered that in half of the fourth century, it expanded its territory into the Kōshin'etsu and Tōhoku regions.
  • In the genealogy of the Moriya family, the Moriya god was the first generation, the adoption of Mononobe no Moriya's child was the 26th generation, and is currently in the 78th generation.
  • However, concerning Touhou, it is not Moriya, but Kochiya.
  • Basing it on the legend passed down the Moriya family, one can discern the Great Suwa War (the fight between the Moriya god and Takeminakata) to be around 1500-1600 years ago.
478/07/07 Mizue no Uranoshimako goes to the lunar capital.
574/02/07 Birth of Toyosatomimi no Miko (1/1 in the lunar calendar)
Before 587 CE Seiga Kaku comes to Japan.
  • Recommends Taoism to Toyosatomimi no Miko.
587 July By Mononobe no Futo's secret manoeuvring, the Teibi no Ran broke out.
  • Destruction of the Mononobe clan.
622/04/08 In order to become a shikaisen, Toyosatomimi no Miko ascends to sleep.
Around 648 Birth of Hieda no Are
Before Taketori Monogatari Birth of Fujiwara no Mokou
  • Father was Fujiwara no Fuhito?
  • Fuhito's sons were first son (680), second son (681), third son (694), and fourth son (695).
  • Fuhito's daughters were first daughter (683), second daughter, third daughter (701), fourth daughter, and fifth daughter.
  • Fujiwara no Mokou's existence was hidden.
Around 1300 years ago (672-707 CE) Kaguya Houraisan is banished to earth; Taketori Monogatari; flight of Kaguya and Eirin. Afterwards, they live hidden in Eientei.
  • In Taketori Monogatari, when Kaguya-hime was to go back to the moon, it was more than twenty years later.
  • Fujiwara no Fuhito, on whom Prince Kuramochi of the "Jeweled Branch of Hourai" was modeled, lived from 659-720.
  • Chunagon Isonokami no Maro, on whom Isonokami no Marotari of the "Swallow's Cowrie Shell" was modeled, lived from 640-717.
  • Tajihi no Shima, on whom Ishidzukuri no Miko of "Buddha's Stone Bowl" was modeled, lived from 624-701.
  • Udaijin Abe no Miushi of the "Robe of the Fire Rat" lived from 635-703.
  • Dainagon Ootomo no Miyuki of the "Jewel from the Dragon's Neck" lived from 646-701.
  • The Mikado, on whom Emperor Mommu was modeled, lived from 683-707. (Investiture of crown prince: 696, reign: 697-707)
At the end of Taketori Monogatari Fujiwara no Mokou drinks the Hourai Elixir and becomes a person of Hourai, and disappears from public.
681-712 CE Hieda no Are compiles the Kojiki.
Well over 1000 years ago (nearly 1300 years ago?)
  • Eirin Yagokoro is sent to retrieve Kaguya Houraisan, but betrays the moon and establishes Eientei. (That Yukari Yakumo already recognizes and knows of the Watatsukis, but does not recognize Eirin as the Brain of the Moon, could hint that the Genso-Lunar war took place after Eirin had already left the Moon.)
~1200 years ago (~800 CE) Hieda no Aichi, first child of Miare, begins the Gensokyo Chronicles.
  • Compilation began around Aichi's 18th birthday.
825 CE Mizue no Uranoshimako returns to his home village.
  • Urashima Jinja is erected later that same year (825/07/22).
More than 1000 years ago
  • (~900 CE) - Legends of Mt. Shigi (set during reign of Emperor Daigo), Myouren Hijiri passes away.
  • Minamitsu Murasa becomes captain of the Palanquin Ship.
  • Byakuren Hijiri is sealed in Hokkai and the Palanquin Ship is sealed in the underground.
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji's father passes away beneath the Saigyou Ayakashi a little over 1000 years ago.
    • The historical figure Saigyou lived from 1118 to 1190/03/23 (2/16 old calendar), and entered the priesthood in 1140)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji dies and her body is used to seal the Saigyou Ayakashi; Yuyuko given reign over Hakugyokurou
  • The first Genso-Lunar War for the Moon's Surface. (Yuyuko Saigyouji was "present" for the war where it was discovered ghosts could move about undetected, thus she probably became a ghost before it)
  • Last eruption of Youkai Mountain.[12]
990/04/28 Shuten-doji is exterminated by Minamoto No Yorimitsu and his "four big" subordinates.
  • The date, time, and day has going along what is told by the Kintoki Shrine.
About a thousand years ago Aya Shameimaru settles in Gensokyo
Summer 1153 Emperor Konoe begins to have nightmares. The cause is traced to a dark cloud that appears on the palace rooftop during the night. Minamoto no Yorimasa fires into the cloud and kills the youkai inside. (The Tale of the Heike)
  • The youkai was commonly believed to be a nue, but was actually a chimera and unrelated to the nue.[13]
Several hundred years after Taketori Monogatari Tewi Inaba reveals herself to and joins Eientei.
1430-1476 CE The reign of Vlad "Dracula" Tepes.
500 years ago+ Youkai Expansion Project.
~1502 CE Birth of Remilia Scarlet.
~1507 CE Birth of Flandre Scarlet.
300 years ago+ Youki Konpaku becomes Hakugyokurou's gardener.
~300-400 years ago (900-1000 years after Taketori Monogatari) Fujiwara no Mokou and Kaguya Houraisan re-encounter each other; they begin a cycle of repeatedly killing each other.
1707 Most recent eruption of Mount Fuji.
  • Mount Fuji lost its flame when Izanaga-hime moved to Yatsugatake.[9]

End of Edo period, Meiji and afterwards[edit]

100 years ago+ Period of the 8th Child of Miare, Hieda no Aya.
  • During this time, humans begin becoming powerful enough to seriously challenge youkai.
  • Akyuu was the first Child of Miare after the border's creation, so Aya probably died before 1885.
1872-1885 CE First official circulation of Japanese paper money. (Predates the Great Hakurei Barrier)
1885 CE (0) Epoch of Gensokyo's season numbering.
  • Sexagenary cycle year.
~1885 CE (~0) Creation of the Great Hakurei Barrier.
~100 years ago Birth of Patchouli Knowledge.
1905 CE (20) The yamainu is officially extinct in the Outside World.
  • The species continues to survive in Gensokyo.[17]
1945 CE (60) Official conclusion of World War II.
  • The first time the Great Hakurei Barrier weakens.
  • Sexagenary cycle year.
Before 1963 (78) Kourindou is established.
78/10/1st (~November 1963) (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "New Shogi Discovery?"
1969/07/21 (84) Neil Armstrong plants a flag on the moon.
  • The flag appears to be in Gensokyo in present day.[18]
~1969-?? (84-??) Lunar War.
  • Lunar capsules Apollo 11 through Apollo 17 land from 1969 to 1972.
  • Apollo 13 is damaged en route to the moon in 1970; only the Lunarians know the real cause.
~35 years ago Reisen Udongein Inaba arrives in Gensokyo.
  • Night of a full moon.
  • Fled the moon before the war began, over forty years ago[5]
  • Arrived at Eientei after the Lunar War began and before the 100th year of the Hakurei Barrier[19]
~1976-1986 CE (~91-101) Ghost Immigration Plan.[20]
95/4/3rd (~May 1980) (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "What Would the Propriety of Mist Nets Be?"
98/3/2nd (~April 1984) (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Skeletal Remains Found from the Dead Well"
Less than 60 years ago Youki Konpaku retires and Youmu Konpaku becomes the new gardener of Hakugyokurou.
109/7/1st (~August 1994) (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Presenting the Ninth Are Maiden"
Before 1998 CE The Scarlet Devil Mansion appears in Gensokyo.

Before the Windows era[edit]

PC-98 era[edit]

Highly Responsive to Prayers (created 1995, released November 1996)
Story of Eastern Wonderland (released August 15, 1997)
Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream (released December 29, 1997)
Lotus Land Story (released August 14, 1998)
Mystic Square (released December 30, 1998)

These PC-98 games shows the release dates as a possible reference, not what time the actual events take place. The canonicity of the PC-98 games is disputed (see Canon for details), however many later games in the series take place near their release dates, but certainly not on them.
Some later works and statements may imply they took place significantly later than their release dates. Cursory pieces of evidence taken together could imply Story of Eastern Wonderland through Mystic Square took place from 2001 to 2003.
  • Rinnosuke in Curiosities of Lotus Asia Chapter 22's first half believes that Marisa Kirisame only started using star magic after 2001, while Marisa's strategy guide in Story of Eastern Wonderland's omake says her third attack uses star magic, although that is just one attack. However, by the time Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream takes place, many of her attacks use stars.
  • Marisa and Reimu are indirectly referred to as "children" in Chapter 22's first half (2001), and Marisa is noted as a child in Lotus Land Story's manual. Although ZUN has stated he doesn't want to give specific ages to those two, the chronology from this becomes more reasonable if Lotus Land Story took place much later than 1998.
  • Reimu's profile states that Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, which takes place on 2003/08/12, is chronologically not too far from Mystic Square. Also Reimu says in a hidden dialogue that "It's been a while since my last job" in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

Seihou Project[edit]

Shuusou Gyoku Extra Stage

The canonicity of this stage is highly questionable since the Seihou Project is set in the future and is a separate series to Touhou. The stage does not use the Hakurei spell card rules, but takes place after the PC-98 games. If the stage predates the Hakurei spell card rules, a 2003 dating for Mystic Square would therefore imply a small window in 2003 for this to take place.

Present era[edit]

Seasons 113-117 (1998-2002)[edit]

113/7/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Sudden Location Change at Poltergeists' Concert"
114/10/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Is the Middle Prismriver Sister Going Solo?"
115/5/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "In Search of New Sounds"
115/8/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Mysterious Luxury Item Arrives at Kourindou"
116/8/2nd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Demon Lurks in the Dark in Broad Daylight"
2001/11/18? - Curiosities of Lotus Asia Chapter 22 (flashback)
117/9/2nd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "The Truth about the Enigmatic History Society"

Season 118 (2003) - Year of Moon, Autumn, and Wood[edit]

Summer[edit]

2003/08/12 (118/7/15) - Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

The Vampire Incident (Perfect Memento: Reimu Hakurei) must have occurred at an unknown time before this date.
First usage of the Hakurei Spell Card Rules to resolve an incident.

118/8/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "In a String of Successive Midsummer Burglaries, the Culprit was Photographed in the Act"

Autumn[edit]

118/9/5th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Crimson Rainbow and Angel Wings On the Ground"

Winter[edit]

Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapters 1-2 (Colorful PUREGIRL chapter 1) "Gensokyo's Shrine Maiden and the Fifteen Fascinating Books"
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 3 (Colorful PUREGIRL chapter 2) "Illusionary Bird"
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapters 4-5 (Colorful PUREGIRL chapter 3) "Complete and Elegant Tea Time"
2004/05/08 (118/3/20) - Perfect Cherry Blossom

Season 119 (2004) - Year of Star, Winter, and Metal[edit]

Spring[edit]

2004/05/18-19 (118/3/30-119/4/1) - Perfect Cherry Blossom Extra/Phantasm Stage
119/5/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Spring-Summoning Ritual Held to Counter Prolonged Cold Wave"
119/5/3rd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Mysterious Flower Petals Beneath the Cherry Trees"

Summer[edit]

119/6/3rd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Large Number of Straw Effigies Found In Forest Behind Shrine"
Rainy season - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapters 6-7 (Colorful PUREGIRL chapter 4) "Furnace of Drizzle"
2004/08/-- (119/7) - Immaterial and Missing Power
119/7/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Out of Season, the Great Setsubun Festival at the Scarlet Devil Manor"
Summer - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapters 8-9 (Colorful PUREGIRL chapter 5) "Summer Drizzle Hall"

Autumn[edit]

2004/09/27-28 (119/8/14-15) - Imperishable Night
119/8/3rd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Treasure Hunter Races the Night", "Youkai Practices Animal Abuse"
119/8/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Suspicious Fire in the Bamboo Forest"
119/8/5th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Phantom Procession on a Midsummer Afternoon"
2004/10/29 (119/9/16) - Imperishable Night Extra Stage
119/9/2nd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Insects' News Service Starts"
119/9/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Mysterious Pattern in Flowerbed"
Autumn - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 10 (elfics chapter 1) "Unrelated Mound of Higan Flowers"
119/10/2nd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "The Village of Cats"

Winter[edit]

119/12/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "A New Dream Medicine for Modern Gensokyo"
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 11 (elfics chapter 2) "Purple-transcending Light"
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 12 (Reisaishii 2 chapter) "Deity's Tool"
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 13 (elfics chapter 3) "Imprisoned Light, Window of Snow"
119/1/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Audacious Donation Fraud"

Season 120 (2005) - Year of Sun, Spring, and Earth[edit]

Sexagenary cycle year.

Spring[edit]

Spring - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 14 (elfics chapter 4) "Colorless Sakura"
Spring - Eastern and Little Nature Deity chapter 0
Spring - Phantasmagoria of Flower View
120/4/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Flower-Viewing Continues at the Shrine"
120/5/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Width of the Sanzu River Calculated"

Summer[edit]

120/6/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Ice Fairy Eaten by Giant Toad"
2005/07/14-15 - Eastern and Little Nature Deity chapter 1
2005/07/23 - Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red "Wind's Extra"
Summer - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 15 (elfics chapter 5) "A Nameless Stone"
120/8/3rd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Strange Reverse Rainbow in the Summer Noon"

Autumn[edit]

2005/09/23 - Eastern and Little Nature Deity chapter 2
120/10/13th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Night Sparrow's Promising New Operation"
2005/11/17 - Eastern and Little Nature Deity chapter 3
120/11/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Eientei Hosts Lunar Capital Expo"
120/11/2nd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Rabbit Horn League Protests Shrine Banquet"
Autumn - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 16 (elfics chapter 6) "Non-Functional Shikigami"

Winter[edit]

Winter - Eastern and Little Nature Deity chapter 4
120/2/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "The Midwinter Moon's Great Explosion"
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 17 (Elnavi chapter 16) "Price of a Paper at Luoyang"
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 18 (Elnavi chapter 17) "Moon and Kappa"
Winter - Eastern and Little Nature Deity chapter 5

Spring (2006)[edit]

120/3/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Enormous Shooting Star Explodes in Mid-air"
2006/04/05 - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 19 (Elnavi chapter 18) "Dragon's Camera"

Season 121 (2006) - Year of Moon, Summer, and Fire[edit]

Summer[edit]

2006/06/12 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 1
2006/08/09 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 2
Summer - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 20 (Elnavi chapter 19) "Miraculous Cicada"

Autumn[edit]

2006/09/29 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 3
Autumn - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 21 (Elnavi chapter 20) "The God of Sake"

Winter[edit]

Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 22 (Elnavi chapter 21) "The Universe the Youkai Saw"
2006/12/27 - Hieda no Akyuu's Gensokyo Chronicle published
Winter - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 4
2007/01/25 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 5-6
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 23 (Elnavi chapter 22) "The Contagious God"
121/1/2nd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "What Is the Future Of The Worn Out Tool?"

Season 122 (2007) - Year of Star, Autumn, and Water[edit]

Moriya Shrine arrives in Gensokyo

Spring[edit]

Spring - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 7-8
2007/05/01 - Silent Sinner in Blue Prologue
2007/05/02 - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 24 (Elnavi chapter 23) "The Charming Moon"
Spring - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 9-10
Spring - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 25 (Elnavi chapter 24) "Blessings of the Shrine"

Summer[edit]

2007/07/16-17 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 11 and 12
2007/07/29 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 1, Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapter 1, Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 1
2007/07/30 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 2, Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 2
2007/08/~04 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 7
Summer - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 26 (Elnavi chapter 25) "The Night the Storm Clouds Rolled In"

Autumn[edit]

2007/08/28 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 3, Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 8 (moon part)
Autumn - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 13 and 14
2007/09/25 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 4, Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapter 2 and chapter 7 (flashback), Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 4,
Autumn - Mountain of Faith
Autumn - Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 5
2007/10/26 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapters 5-6, Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapter 3
November - Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 6
November - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 8 (Gensokyo part)
2007/11/07 - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 27 (Elnavi chapter 26) "Mechanism of Fortune"

Winter[edit]

2007/11/10 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 9, Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapter 5 (part 1), Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 9
2007/11/12 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 10, Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapters 4 and 5 (part 2)
2007/11/17 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 11 (first part), Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapter 5 (part 3), Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 11
2007/11/-- - Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 22
2007/11/23 - Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapter 5 (part 4)
2007/11/24-25 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapters 11 (second part), 12 to 19, 20 (flashback), Cage in Lunatic Runagate chapters 5 (part 5), 6, 7 and final chapter first half
2007/12/07 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 20 (first part, Yuyuko part)
December - Cage in Lunatic Runagate final chapter second half (part 1)
December - Cage in Lunatic Runagate final chapter second half (part 2)
2007/12/25 - Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 20 (last part) and final chapter, Cage in Lunatic Runagate final chapter second half (part 3)
December - Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 7
2007/12/31 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 15
2008/01/01 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapter 16

Season 123 (2008) - Year of Sun, Winter, and Wood[edit]

Spring[edit]

Spring - Fairy Wars
Spring - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 17-18
2008/05/20 - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 19-20

Summer[edit]

Summer - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 21-22
Summer - Scarlet Weather Rhapsody

The Hakurei Shrine destroyed by an earthquake, rebuilt, and then destroyed again.

123/7/2nd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "The Hakurei Shrine Collapses"

Autumn[edit]

According to the prologue of Undefined Fantastic Object, the harvest this year was poor because of the weather disruptions that happened during Scarlet Weather Rhapsody.

123/8/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Incident on the Youkai Mountain?"
Autumn - Strange and Bright Nature Deity chapters 23-25

Winter[edit]

Hakurei Shrine has been rebuilt.

December/January - Subterranean Animism

Palanquin Ship released from underground by geyser

2009/01/08-11 - Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 20
February - Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth chapter 21
123/3/2nd - (Kakashi Thought Report) "Instant Hina Dolls Popular"

Season 124 (2009) - Year of Moon, Spring, and Metal[edit]

Spring[edit]

Spring - Undefined Fantastic Object
May - Oriental Sacred Place chapters 1, 2
Late spring/early summer? - Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth 24-27

Summer[edit]

Summer - Touhou Hisoutensoku
Late August - Oriental Sacred Place chapters 3, 4

Autumn[edit]

124/8/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "A Super Accurate Extreme Local Weather Forecast!"
124/8/3rd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "A Step in Translating with the Mysterious Zombie", "The Buddhist Service for the Youkai at the Night of Summer"
Late summer / autumn - Oriental Sacred Place chapters 5, 6
Autumn - Double Spoiler
124/11/3rd - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "Opinions Divided On Mountain's Future Direction"
End of autumn - Oriental Sacred Place chapters 7, 8

Winter[edit]

Season 125 (2010) - Year of Star, Summer, and Earth[edit]

Spring[edit]

Spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 1
125/4/5th - (Kakashi Thought Report) "A Secretly Broken Up Great War"

Summer[edit]

Start of summer - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 9
Summer - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 10
Summer - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 2

Autumn[edit]

2010/09/22 - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 11
2010/11/22 - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 3

Winter[edit]

2010/12/30-31st - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 12
125/12/4th - (Kakashi Thought Report) "Aliens From a Brightly Burning Ball of Fire?"
Winter - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 4
Winter - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 13

Spring (2011)[edit]

Early spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 5

Season 126 (2011) - Year of Sun, Autumn, and Fire[edit]

Spring[edit]

Spring - Ten Desires

Summer[edit]

Early summer - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 6
Early summer - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 14
126/6/5th - (Kakashi Thought Report) "The Legend of the Veil Marriage Act"
126/7/1st - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "A Savior for the Falsely Accused Victims?"
Summer - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 7
Summer - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 15

Autumn[edit]

Autumn - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 8
Autumn - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 16
126/10/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "A New Trend in Youkai Music"

Winter[edit]

Winter - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 9
Winter - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 17
126/12/4th - (Bunbunmaru Newspaper) "A New Business in the Busy Time at the End of The Year"
Winter - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 10
Winter - Oriental Sacred Place chapter 18 (final)
Winter - Symposium of Post-mysticism

Season 127 (2012) - Year of Moon, Winter, and Water[edit]

Spring[edit]

Early spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 11
Late spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 12

Summer[edit]

Summer - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 13

Autumn[edit]

Autumn - Forbidden Scrollery chapter 1

Winter[edit]

December - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 14
December - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 2-3
Winter - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 4-5
January/February - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 15

Spring (2013)[edit]

Early April - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 16
Early April - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 6-7

Season 128 (2013) - Year of Star, Spring and Wood[edit]

Spring[edit]

May/June - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 17

Summer[edit]

Early summer - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 8-9
Summer - Hopeless Masquerade
Summer - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 18
Summer - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 10-11 Note: Chapters 10 and 11 of Forbidden Scrollery and Chapter 18 of Wild and Horned Hermit happen in the same time period as Hopeless Masquerade.

Autumn[edit]

Autumn - Double Dealing Character
Autumn - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 12-13
Autumn - Wild and Horned Hermit Chapter 19

Winter[edit]

November 3rd, 15th, 27th - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 20
Winter - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 14-15
Early February - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 21

Spring (2014)[edit]

Early Spring - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 16-17

Season 129 (2014) - Year of Sun, Summer and Metal[edit]

Spring[edit]

Spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 22
June - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 18-19
June - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 23

Summer[edit]

Summer - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 20-21
July - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 24

Autumn[edit]

Autumn - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 22-23
Autumn - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 25

Winter[edit]

December - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 26
January/February - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 24-25
February 8th - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 27

Spring (2015)[edit]

March - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 26-27

Season 130 (2015) - Year of Moon, Autumn and Earth[edit]

Spring[edit]

Early Spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 28
May - Urban Legend in Limbo all routes except Reisen

Summer[edit]

Rainy season - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 28-29
Summer - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 29
Summer - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 30-31
Summer - Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 1) chapter 28 "The Lone and Proud Curio Store"

Autumn[edit]

Autumn - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 32-33
Autumn - Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom
Early October - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 30

Winter[edit]

December - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 34-35
2015/12/30-31st - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 31
Winter - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 1
Late January/Early February - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 36-37
Early February- Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 32

Spring (2016)[edit]

Spring - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 38-39

Season 131 (2016) - Year of Star, Winter and Fire[edit]

Spring[edit]

Spring - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 2
Spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 33
Spring - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 40-41

Summer[edit]

Rainy season (2016/06/24) - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 34
Summer - Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 2) chapter 29 "An Expert on the Occult"
Summer - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 35
Summer - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 3
Summer - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 42-43

Autumn[edit]

Autumn - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 36
Autumn - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 44-45
Autumn - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 4 Note: Chapter 4 of Visionary Fairies in Shrine takes place shortly after Chapter 44 of Forbidden Scrollery, making it roughly concurrent with Chapter 45.

Winter[edit]

Winter - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 5
Winter - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 46-47
Winter - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 37
Winter - Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 3) chapter 30 "The World Where Many Facts Coexist"
2017/03/01 (132/01/1st) - (Kakashi Spirit News) " The new era where outsiders can freely come and go"
Winter - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 48-49 Note: Chapter 49 of Forbidden Scrollery takes place some time after Aya decides not to publish Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia.
Winter - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 38

Season 132 (2017) - Year of Sun, Spring, and Water[edit]

Spring[edit]

Early Spring - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 50-51
Early Spring - Forbidden Scrollery chapters 52-53 (final)
Early Spring - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 6
Spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 39
Spring - Urban Legend in Limbo Extra Story Note: Reisen's Extra story takes place directly before Antinomy of Common Flowers.
Spring - Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 5) chapter 32 "The Free-sprits of Spring, and the Honest Nightmare" Note: The flashback portion of Chapter 32 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia takes place shortly before Antinomy of Common Flowers.
Spring - Antinomy of Common Flowers Note: Characters wear short sleeves. In her VS quote, Reimu asks Mokou about a glowing bamboo rumor, a reference to Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 40.

Summer[edit]

Rainy Season (2017/07/06 - 2017/07/07) - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 7
Rainy Season - Wild and Horned Hermit chapters 40-41 Note: Chapters 40-41 of Wild and Horned Hermit take place directly before Hidden Star in Four Seasons.
Midsummer - Hidden Star in Four Seasons
Midsummer - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 8 Note: Chapter 8 of Visionary Fairies in Shrine takes place during to shortly after Hidden Star in Four Seasons concludes.
Midsummer - Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 4) chapter 31 "Warm Trap at Woodstove" Note: Chapter 31 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia takes place shortly after Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

Autumn[edit]

Early Autumn - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 42

Winter[edit]

Winter - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 43

Season 133 (2018) - Year of Moon, Summer, and Wood[edit]

Winter[edit]

Winter - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 9 Part 1&2
Winter - (2018/02/15) - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 44

Spring[edit]

Spring - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 45
Spring - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 10
Spring - Curiosities of Lotus Asia chapter 32 (Non-flashback portion)
Rainy Season - Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 46

Summer[edit]

Summer - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 11 Part 1&2
Summer - Hakurei Fireworks Festival
Midsummer - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 12
Midsummer - Visionary Fairies in Shrine chapter 13

Autumn[edit]

Autumn - Curiosities of Lotus Asia (Strange Creators of Outer World chapter 6) chapter 33 "There Are Three Sumireko Usami!" Note: Is partially concurrent with Violet Detector.
Autumn - Violet Detector Note: Is concurrent with Chapter 33 of Curiosities of Lotus Asia.
Autumn - Wild and Horned Hermit chapters 47-48-49

Season 134 (2019)- Year of Star, Autumn, and Earth[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The Bunbunmaru and Kakashi articles are notated in the form e.g. 葉月の五 (Hazuki 5th), as opposed to the standard date form 葉月五日; it is believed that the last number is actually an issue number instead of a day number (e.g. 5th issue of Hazuki rather than 5th day of Hazuki). Supporting this is the fact that the numbers only pass 5 once (120th season, Kannazuki 13th, Mystia's article), which by this hypothesis may be explained by Aya putting out large numbers of extras for the tengu newspaper competition. Moreover, treating the numbers as dates causes a discrepancy between Imperishable Night (Harvest Moon Festival, so 15th day of Hazuki of 119th season) and Sakuya's article (119th season, Hazuki 3rd), which explicitly comes afterward. The timeline is written under this assumption.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Curiosities of Lotus Asia - Chapter 24
  2. The kanji usually means 'none', but here it's used in an archaic form to show possession
  3. The kanji is probably being used to show possession as with Minazuki. However, there is a false etymology that claims that since in this month the Shinto kami gather at Izumo (in which the month is named Kamiarizuki, Month with Gods) there are no gods in the rest of the country. Other etymologies have been suggested.
  4. Scarlet Weather Rhapsody - Ending 2
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Cage in Lunatic Runagate - Chapter 3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Scarlet Weather Rhapsody - Ending 11
  7. Neo-traditionalism of Japan/Story
  8. 8.0 8.1 Silent Sinner in Blue - Chapter 19
  9. 9.0 9.1 Cage in Lunatic Runagate - Chapter 4
  10. A castle to return to - booklet: 原作者ZUN氏に聞いたところ(酔っぱらった時に聞いた答えだが)、永琳や輝夜の年齢は億単位だそうだ。
  11. Silent Sinner in Blue - Chapter 2
  12. Symposium of Post-mysticism/Bunbunmaru Newspaper 9
  13. Symposium of Post-mysticism/Nue Houjuu
  14. Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Dragon
  15. Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Oni
  16. Double Spoiler/Spell Cards/Level 6
  17. Oriental Sacred Place - Chapter 16
  18. Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red/Kaguya
  19. Imperishable Night - Kaguya Houraisan's profile
  20. Perfect Memento in Strict Sense/Yuyuko Saigyouji

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