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==Timeline of 1860==
 
==Timeline of 1860==
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*1860/6/7 The [[Tokugawa shogunate]] concludes a Treaty of Amity and Commerce with [[Portugal]].
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*1860/10 or 11 (Dec) - The steamship ''[[England (ship)|England]]'', with Scottish botanist [[Robert Fortune]] ([[1812]]-[[1880]]) aboard, enters the [[Inland Sea]].
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===[[1860 Japanese Embassy to the United States|First Japanese Embassy to the United States]]===
 
===[[1860 Japanese Embassy to the United States|First Japanese Embassy to the United States]]===
 
*1860/1/18 (Feb 9) The members of the first embassy to the US, 170 Japanese and some number of American escorts, depart Edo for Yokohama.
 
*1860/1/18 (Feb 9) The members of the first embassy to the US, 170 Japanese and some number of American escorts, depart Edo for Yokohama.
 
*1860/1/19 (Feb 10) The embassy departs from Yokohama for San Francisco.
 
*1860/1/19 (Feb 10) The embassy departs from Yokohama for San Francisco.
*1860/? (Spring) The ''[[USS Powhatan]]'' stops at Hawaii for supplies. Members of the embassy visit with King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma at the royal palace (''Hale Ali'i'').
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*1860/? (Spring) The ''[[USS Powhatan]]'' stops for 14 days at Hawaii for supplies. Members of the embassy visit with King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma at the royal palace (''Hale Ali'i''). The latter request a Treaty of Friendship between Hawaii and Japan; this is eventually signed in [[1867]].
 
*1860/int.3/4 (May 24) President Buchanan holds a formal banquet for the ambassadors at the White House.
 
*1860/int.3/4 (May 24) President Buchanan holds a formal banquet for the ambassadors at the White House.
 
*1860/4/23 (Jun 16) The embassy arrives at Pier I in New York aboard the steamer ''Alida''. They participate in a procession leading up Broadway to Union Square and then back down to the Metropolitan Hotel, where they stay for the duration of their time in New York. A concert is held for them at the hotel that evening.
 
*1860/4/23 (Jun 16) The embassy arrives at Pier I in New York aboard the steamer ''Alida''. They participate in a procession leading up Broadway to Union Square and then back down to the Metropolitan Hotel, where they stay for the duration of their time in New York. A concert is held for them at the hotel that evening.
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==Other Events of 1860==
 
==Other Events of 1860==
 
*The [[Second Opium War]] ends.
 
*The [[Second Opium War]] ends.
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**British forces raid the [[Yuanmingyuan]], looting many Chinese treasures, and also retaking cannon and other objects given to the [[Qianlong Emperor]] as gifts from King George III in [[1793]].
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*France signs a treaty with China which includes clauses permitting Frenchmen to travel freely in China, and to own land in the Chinese interior.
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*[[Makishi Chochu|Makishi Chôchû]], [[Onga Choko|Onga Chôkô]], [[Oroku Ryochu|Oroku Ryôchû]], and others involved in the [[Makishi-Onga Incident]] of [[1859]], are tried and convicted in Ryûkyû.
 
*An arsonist burns down the [[Yoshiwara]].
 
*An arsonist burns down the [[Yoshiwara]].
 
*[[Yamaguchi Naoki]] is appointed ''[[tsukaiban]]'', and later in the year promoted to ''[[metsuke]]''.
 
*[[Yamaguchi Naoki]] is appointed ''[[tsukaiban]]'', and later in the year promoted to ''[[metsuke]]''.
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===Births and Deaths===
 
===Births and Deaths===
 
*1860/1/7 (Jan 29) [[Kumano no Denkichi]], translator, is killed.
 
*1860/1/7 (Jan 29) [[Kumano no Denkichi]], translator, is killed.
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*1860/3/3 [[Sakuradamongai Incident]] - [[Ii Naosuke]] is killed (b. [[1815]]).
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*1860/6/12 Wakadoshiyori [[Honda Tadanori]] dies.
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*[[George Bigot]] is born (d. 1927).
 
*[[Anna Hartshorne]] is born (d. 1957).
 
*[[Anna Hartshorne]] is born (d. 1957).
*[[Ii Naosuke]] is killed (b. [[1815]]).
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*[[Tokugawa Nariaki]] dies (b. [[1800]]).
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