Keichō facts for kids
Keichō (慶長code: ja is deprecated ) was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Bunroku and before Genna. This period started in October 1596 and ended in July 1615. During this time, the emperors were Go-Yōzei-tennō (後陽成天皇code: ja is deprecated ) and Go-Mizunoo-tennō (後水尾天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
The nengō Keichō means "Eternal Jubilance" or "Eternal Jubilance".
Events of the Keichō era
- 1596 (Keichō 1): Japanese invasion of Korea (also known as the Imjin War).
- 18 September 1598 (Keichō 3, 18th day of the 8th month): Toyotomi Hideyoshi died at the age of 63.
- 21 October 1600 (Keichō 5, 15th day of the 9th month): Battle of Sekigahara, which was known as "the battle that determined the future of the country" (天下分け目の合戦code: ja is deprecated , Tenka wake-me no kassen).
- 1603 (Keichō 8): Tokugawa Ieyasu was named Shogun.
- 1605 (Keichō 10): The first major map of Japan was ordered by the shogunate.
- 1609 (Keichō 12): Satsuma invades Kingdom of Ryukyu; King Shō Nei travels to Edo.
- 20 May 1610 (Keichō 15, the 27th day of the 3rd month): Toyotomi Hideyori came to Kyoto to visit the former-Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu; and the same day, the emperor announces his intention to resign in favor of his son Masahito.
- 9 May 1611 (Keichō 16): Go-Yōzei abdicated; and his son received the succession (senso); and soon after, Emperor Go-Mizunoo's role as monarch is confirmed by ceremonies (sokui).
- 1612 (Keichō 17): The oldest clock in Japan was received by Tokugawa Ieyasu as a gift from Philip V of Spain.
- 1613 (Keichō 18): Hasekura Tsunenaga headed a diplomatic mission to the Americas and Europe.
- 1614 (Keichō 19): Siege of Osaka.
- 18 October 1614 (Keichō 19, 25th day of the 10th month): A strong earthquake shook Kyoto.
- 1615 (Keichō 20): Osaka Summer Battle
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