Kan'ei 11 (寛永十一年)
Timeline of 1634
- 1634/1/29 Bakufu names 6 Daimyo to be commanders of firefighting in Edo.
- 1634/5/1 Kyûan exiled to Hachijo-jima.
- 1634/6/20 Iemitsu departs Edo for Kyoto with a retinue of 307,000 men, in order to attend celebrations of the ascension of his niece, Empress Meishô.
- 1634/7/4 Iemitsu arrives in Nagoya.
- 1634/7/6 Iemitsu departs Nagoya for Kyoto.
- 1634/7/11 Iemitsu arrives in Kyoto.
- 1634/int7/9 Shimazu Iehisa and envoys from Ryûkyû meet with Iemitsu at Nijô castle.
- 1634/int7/23 A part of Edo castle burns down.
- 1634/8/4 Bakufu orders Fudai Daimyo's wives and children to live within Edo.
- 1634/8/22 Chinese ships are forbidden from making port in daimyô domains.
- 1634/11/7 Duel at Kagiya no tsuji.
Other Events of 1634
- The shogunate orders the daimyô of Shikoku, Kyushu, and the Chûgoku region to apprehend Christians in their domains.
- Hyôjôsho is established.
- The Ichimura-za opens as the second licensed kabuki theater in Edo.
- Kyôgoku Tadataka, daimyô of Obama han, moved to Matsue han.
- Construction of Jôrakuden at Nagoya castle is completed in anticipation of the visit of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu.
- Iemitsu meets with Emperor Go-Mizunoo and declines the offer of the title of daijô daijin. This is the last shogunal visit to Kyoto before the bakumatsu period.
- Reconstruction efforts begin at Nikkô Tôshôgû.
- Sakai Tadakatsu, daimyô of Kawagoe han, moved to Obama han.
- Prince Sashiki Chôeki leads a Ryukyuan embassy to Kyoto. This is generally recognized as the first of eighteen official Ryukyuan embassies to the shogunate sent during the Edo period.
- The kokudaka of the Ryûkyû Kingdom, just over 89,000 koku, begins to be counted as part of the kokudaka of Satsuma han.
- Limits are placed on overseas correspondence and commerce.
- The Manchu rulers establish a system of civil exams in Manchu, Mongol, and Chinese languages, based on the Ming Dynasty model of Chinese imperial examinations.
- Construction is begun on Tsukijima in Nagasaki; the island will later be renamed Dejima.
- Senior councilors take on the responsibility for overseeing the affairs of daimyo and their retainers while in Edo.
- Yanagawa Affair - the Yanagawa clan is punished for its involvement in forging diplomatic documents sent by the Sô clan to Korea, claiming to be from the shogunate.
- Zôjô-ji is refurbished.
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