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Jôô 2 (承応二年)
Timeline of 1653
- 1653/3 Bakufu permits reopening of Kabuki.
- 1653/6/23 The Imperial palace burns.
- 1653/8/5 Big typhoon hits Aki province. Death toll 5000.
Other Events of 1653
- Oliver Cromwell is named Lord Protector of England.
- A Ryukyuan embassy travels to Edo, in celebration of the succession of Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna, and is the last to visit Nikkô Tôshôgû.
Births and Deaths
- Chikamatsu Monzaemon, playwright, born (d. 1725).
- Kanô Tanshin, eldest son of Kanô Tan'yû, is born (d. 1718).
- Kita Shichidayu dies.
- Kyan Bangen, author of Kyan nikki, dies (b. 1566).
- Rinzai monk Mujaku Dôchû is born (d. 1747).