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Meireki 3 (明暦三年)

Timeline of 1657

Other Events

  • Aytthaya dispatches an envoy for the final time to request the resumption of trade and relations with Japan. The request is refused.
  • Tokugawa Mitsukuni begins writing Dai Nihon Shi (The Great History of Japan).
  • Reconstruction completed on Nishio castle in Mikawa province.
  • The Chinese put into place qianjie policies, removing residents from the coasts further inland, and suspending nearly all coastal activity.
  • Shogunal regulations on sake brewing put into place.

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