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Shôhô 2 (正保二年)
Timeline of 1645
Other Events of 1645
- Bankoku sôzu, the first world map produced in Japan, is published.
- Miyamoto Musashi completes the Gorin no sho (Book of the Five Rings).
- Qing Imperial Court mandates Chinese and Chinese subjects to wear their hair in a queue (a long braid), in the Manchu style. Ryukyuans are excused from this mandate.
- Tenshu of Matsuyama castle (Iyo) is completed.
- Ban on onna-kabuki is reissued.
- Korean Court stops using the Chinese imperial era names in correspondence with Japan, citing dates only by the sexegenary cycle.
- Manchu forces sack Yangzhou in a violent ten-day massacre.
Births and Deaths
- 1645/12/2 Hosokawa Tadaoki dies (b. 1564).
- Honda Narishige dies (b. 1571).
- Maeda Mitsumasa, son of Maeda Toshitsune, dies (b. 1613).
- Miyamoto Musashi dies.
- Onodera Yoshimichi dies (b. 1566).
- Takuan Sôhô dies (b. 1573).
- Torii Kiyomoto, founder of the Torii school of ukiyo-e, is born (d. 1702).
- Uesugi Sadakatsu, son of Uesugi Kagekatsu, dies (b. 1603).