Kanbun 3 (寛文三年)
Timeline of 1663
Other Events of 1663
- The first Chinese investiture envoys since the fall of the Ming Dynasty arrive in Ryûkyû. The king of Ryûkyû, and his officials, are granted permission to maintain Ming ceremonial costume; they are not obligated to adopt Qing costume. The post of ukwanshin bugyô (Magistrate of Receiving Investiture Envoys) is established.
- Dutch East India Company trading post in Ayutthaya is closed.
- The nails and brackets of the wooden Kyôto Daibutsu of Hôkô-ji are melted down, yielding 40 million kammon worth of metal.
- An earthquake strikes the Kansai region, severely damaging many of the structures at Nijô castle.
- Emperor Go-Sai abdicates in favor of Emperor Reigen.
- Nagasaki suffers from a major fire.
- The Ryûkyû court stops using Ming-style buzi status badges.
- Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna reissues the Buke Shohatto proclamations.
- Shimazu Ryûkyû Gunseiki, a gunkimono account of the 1609 invasion of Ryûkyû, is compiled.
- The shogunate prohibits the tsuji ban'ya guardsmen from engaging in commercial activities.
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