Keichô 11 (慶長十一年)
Timeline of 1606
- 1606/1/19 Asaoka Shigemasa wins Tôshiya tournament at Sanjûsangen-dô.
- 1606/3/1 Enlargement construction of Edo castle begins.
- 1606/4 Ukita Hideie exiled to Hachijô-jima.
- 1606/5/22 Construction of Hikone castle completed.
- 1606/6/17 Tokugawa Bakufu grants permission to Satsuma han to invade Ryûkyû.
- 1606/7 Tokugawa Ieyasu sends a missive to the King of Ayutthaya, establishing the first diplomatic contact with the Thai kingdom.
- 1606/8 Construcation of Fukuyama-kan completed.(Ezo)
- 1606/11 Bakufu found Koshôgumi.
- 1606/12/8 casting of Keichô Tsûhô begins.
Other Events of 1606
- Dijian tushuo (J: Teikan zusetsu), a 16th century Chinese didactic text describing the exemplary rule of a number of emperors, and the actions of emperors lacking in virtue, is republished in Japan in woodblock printed form.
- Chinese investiture envoys led by Xia Ziyang travel to Ryûkyû for the investiture of King Shô Nei.
- Shimazu Iehisa attempts to arrange the re-establishment of official Sino-Japanese trade, via Ryûkyû, but receives no response from Ryûkyû.
- Tei Dô (Jana ueekata) is appointed to the Sanshikan.
- Teppôki ("Records of Muskets") is written.
- Naha Harbor is successfully defended against a wakô raid.
Births and Deaths of 1606
- 1606/4/19 Yagyû Muneyoshi dies.
- Akaza Naoyasu, retainer to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, falls from his horse and dies of drowning.
- Tokugawa Tadanaga, son of Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada, is born (d. 1633).
- Alessandro Valignano dies (b. 1539).