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Manji 2 (万治二年)
Timeline of 1659
Other Events of 1659
- A "Directive to the City Magistrates" is issued in Kanazawa.
- Kanô Tan'yû and his studio execute a series of paintings for the Honmaru of Edo castle.
- King Hyojong of Korea is succeeded.
- The Kingdom of Ryûkyû permits the Yaeyama and Miyako Islands to send part of their annual tribute in jôfu cloth.
- The Nagasaki-ya in Edo is severely damaged, or destroyed, in a fire.
- Southern China falls to the Manchu forces of the Qing Dynasty.
- Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna comes of age.
Births and Deaths
- Akita Sanesue dies.
- Ryukyuan envoy Ba Sôki dies.
- Ii Naotaka dies.
- Katakura Shigetsuna dies.
- Ôishi Kuranosuke is born.