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Keichô 12 (慶長十二年)
Timeline of 1607
- 1607/1 Korean envoys leave Seoul, bound for Edo.
- 1607/2/17 The great repair of Sunpu castle begins.
- 1607/2/20 Izumo no Okuni performs Kabuki at Edo castle.
- 1607/4/26 Ieyasu's 9th son Tokugawa Yoshinao moves to Kiyosu han, (later Owari han). He was founder of the Tokugawa Owari branch, one of the "Three Tokugawa Houses" (三家).
- 1607/5/6 Korean envoys representing the Joseon Dynasty visit Edo castle for restoration of diplomatic relations with Japan, which had been broken since Hideyoshi's 1592 invasion of Korea. The Wakan (倭館or 和館) reopens in Busan.
- 1607/7/3 Repairs of Sunpu castle completed.
- 1607/9 The tenshu of Edo castle is completed.
- 1607/12 Construction of Kumamoto castle in Higo province by Kato Kiyomasa is completed.
Other Events of 1607
- The English colony of Jamestown (Virginia) is established.
- Efforts are made to make the upper stretches of the Katsuragawa more accessible to the transport of timber to Arashiyama.
- The honden and haiden of Kitano Tenmangû which are today National Treasures are built by Toyotomi Hideyori.
- Sunpu castle burns down.
Births and Deaths
- 1607/6/2 Yûki Hideyasu, daimyô of Fukui han, dies (b. 1574).
- 1607/8/26 Hôzô-in Inei, Buddhist monk, dies (b. 1521).
- Kanô Naonobu is born (d. 1650).
- Song Siyol is born (d. 1689).
- Tokugawa Kazuko, granddaughter of Tokugawa Ieyasu, is born (d. 1678).
- Yagyû Jûbei Mitsuyoshi is born (d. 1650).