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Genna 3 (元和三年)
Timeline of 1617
- 1617/2/21 Tokugawa Ieyasu is deified as Tôshô Daigongen.
- 1617/3 The shogunate authorizes construction of a licensed quarters at Fukiya-chô.
- 1617/3 Construction begins on a shogunal mausoleum at Nikkô.
- 1617/3/17 (April 22) William Adams arrives in Hoi An in Vietnam.
- 1617/3/19 (April 24) The Japanese interpreter for the leader of Quang Nam meets with William Adams.
Other Events of 1617
- The shogunate bans non-samurai from carrying swords.
- Korean embassy meets with Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada in Kyoto.
- Kanô Tan'yû is named official court painter of the bakufu.
- Construction begins on Nishimaru Palace at Nagoya castle, after the honmaru is deemed too small for the needs of Lord Tokugawa Yoshinao and his family.
- Satsuma han issues an edict banning Ryukyuans from adopting Japanese-style clothing, hairstyles, or beards.
- Shimazu Iehisa is granted the Matsudaira name, and is granted a formal document (hanmotsu) officially affirming him in his lands. The kokudaka of Satsuma han is set at more than 605,600 koku.
- Six samurai from Sendai settle in Spain and marry Spanish women.
- Tokugawa Ieyasu's remains are moved from Kunôzan Tôshôgû in Sunpu, and are re-interred at Nikkô Tôshôgû.
Births and Deaths
- 1617/6/7 Rôjû Honda Masanobu dies (b. 1538)
- 1617/8/26 Emperor Go-Yôzei dies (b. 1572)
- 1617/10/23 Painter Tosa Mitsuoki is born (d. 1691)
- Ryukyuan scholar-bureaucrat Shô Shôken is born.