Kan'ei 13 (寛永十三年)
Timeline of 1636
Other Events of 1636
- Korean embassy journeys to Edo. An agreement is reached determining the frequency of Munwigwam embassies to Tsushima.
- The Portuguese are expelled from the archipelago, along with all mixed-race offspring of Nambanjin (basically, Portuguese and Spanish). Any Japanese who has adopted a mixed-race child is also, according to this edict, to be put to death. Some 287 Japanese wives of Portuguese men and mixed race children leave for Macao.
- Satsuma han ends the use of the title "King of Chûzan" (中山王) to refer to the leader of the Kingdom of Ryûkyû, instituting instead the title kokushi (国司), implying a position of having been appointed by Satsuma to govern the territory.
- Construction is completed on Tsukijima, which will later come to be called Dejima.
- Construction begins on Nikkô Tôshôgû. The complex includes the first temizuya, or ritual handwashing pavilion.
- The Manchus declare the official establishment of the Qing Dynasty, with its capital at Mukden.
- Manchu invasions of Korea.
- The Ryûkyû Kingdom, on the orders of Satsuma han, conducts a census of Christians in the kingdom's territories, including in Miyako and Yaeyama.
- Ryukyuan mission has audience with Retired Emperor Go-Mizunoo.
Births and Deaths
- 1636/5/24 Date Masamune, daimyô of Sendai han, dies (b. 1567).
- Chinese art critic Dong Qichang dies (b. 1555).
- Kanô Tsunenobu is born (d. 1713).