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Jôô 3 (承応三年)
Timeline of 1654
Other Events of 1654
- First Anglo-Dutch War, begun 1652, ends.
- Emperor Go-Sai takes the throne.
- Ch'an monk Ingen (Yinyuan Longqi) arrives in Japan.
- Niiro Hisaaki is named the first Ryûkyû no kata by Satsuma han, a new official position charged with watching over activities and events in Ryûkyû.
- Peasants are forbidden from moving to the chief urban areas (Shuri, Naha, Tomari, Kumemura) of Okinawa.
- Shibata castle is built.
- Shô Tei, Crown Prince of Ryûkyû travels to Beijing, and turns in the royal seal given the kingdom by the Ming Imperial Court, receiving a Qing royal seal and reconfirmation of his father, Shô Shitsu, as King of Ryûkyû.
- The Tamagawa channel is built in Edo to meet increasing demand for water.
- Tosa Mitsuoki is named court painter to the Imperial Court.
Births and Deaths
- The Kangxi Emperor is born (d. 1722).
- Kuroda Tadayuki, son of Kuroda Nagamasa, dies.
- Emperor Go-Kômyô dies (b. 1633).
- Painter Kaihô Yûchiku is born (d. 1728).
- Mitani Tôshuku dies (b. 1577).