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Shôhô 3 (正保三年)

Timeline of 1646

Other Events of 1646

  • The English Civil War, begun in 1642, comes to an end.
  • Ban on onna-kabuki is reissued.
  • Members of the Sanshikan are no longer required to serve three-year terms as hostages in Satsuma (end of a system put into place in 1630).
  • Special box seats with bamboo blinds are installed at all the Edo kabuki theatres, allowing high-ranking samurai and others to visit discreetly, without being seen.
  • Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu restores the practice of sending shogunal envoys to Ise Shrine to make offerings to the gods.
  • The Urasenke and Omotesenke schools of tea ceremony are founded.

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