Keichô 10 (慶長十年)
Timeline of 1605
- 1605/3 Korean envoys Samyeongdang and Son Munik meet with Tokugawa Ieyasu and Tokugawa Hidetada at Fushimi castle; they meet as well with shogunal advisors Honda Masanobu and Saishô Shôtai.
- 1605/4/16 Tokugawa Hidetada is named shogun, though his father Ieyasu continues to wield actual power.
- 1605/10 Map of the provinces and record of municipalities are created.
Other Events of 1605
- An earthquake strikes the Tôkai region.
- Hidetada journeys to Kyoto.
- Construction is completed on Kôdai-ji in Kyoto; Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife Kôdai-in are buried there.
- Konoe Nobusuke is named Kampaku and adopted as son and heir to Emperor Go-Yôzei.
- Maeda Toshinaga retires in favor of his brother Toshitsune.
- Sweet potatoes are introduced to Okinawa by Noguni Sôkan.
- The Buddhist monk Taichû returns to Japan after two years in Ryûkyû, and completes his Ryûkyû Shintô ki, an account of traditional Ryukyuan religion which also marks the invention of the myth of Minamoto no Tametomo as ancestor to the Ryukyuan royal line.
- Jacob Quaeckernaeck, captain of the Liefde, obtains a shuinjô, and departs Japan aboard a ship provided by the lord of Hirado.
- Japanese pirates attack a British ship off Pattani, and kill the captain, John David.
- Okuni and her proto-kabuki troupe perform in Edo.
- A number of brothels are moved from the Ôhashi / Yanagi-chô area to Seiganji-mae to make room for the expansion of Edo castle.
- A Ryukyuan tribute mission on its way back from China becomes shipwrecked in Hirado.
- Yamauchi Kazutoyo dies and is succeeded as lord of Tosa han by his nephew, Yamauchi Tadayoshi.
- A hall of worship is completed at Zôjô-ji.
Births and Deaths
- Gamô Tadamoto is born (d. 1634).
- Hanabusa Masayuki dies (b. 1524).
- Mikumo Shigemochi dies.
- Ôtomo Yoshimune, last head of the Ôtomo clan, dies.
- Terashima Morinori dies.
- Tokugawa Nobuyoshi dies.
- Tokugawa Tadateru dies (b. 1583).
- Yamauchi Kazutoyo dies (b. 1546).
- Yui Shôsetsu, leader of the Keian Uprising, is born (d. 1651).