Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康 Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川家康, January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan 😆

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Portrait of Tokugawa Ieyasu, for the occasion of the Battle of Mikatagahara Tokugawa Ieyasu Founder of Tokugawa Shogunate Government (Edo Period 1603–1867) .


Tokugawa period, also called Edo period, (1603–1867), the final period of traditional Japan, a time of internal peace, political stability, and economic growth under the shogunate (military dictatorship) founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu. As shogun, Ieyasu achieved hegemony over the entire country by balancing the power of potentially hostile domains (tozama) with strategically placed allies (fudai) and collateral houses (shimpan).


As a further strategy of control, beginning in 1635, Ieyasu’s successor required the domainal lords, or daimyo, to maintain households in the Tokugawa administrative capital of Edo (modern Tokyo) and reside there for several months every other year. The resulting system of semi-autonomous domains directed by the central authority of the Tokugawa shogunate lasted for more than 250 years. Very comical!


Unknown - 徳川美術館所蔵品。 徳川家康。画名「徳川家康三方ヶ原戦役画像」Tokugawa Ieyasu Mikatagahara Seneki Gazou . 別名「顰み(しかみ)像」 三方が原の戦いにおいて、武田信玄率いる武田軍に敗れたあと、その経験を忘れないように描かせた肖像画。



Location of Tokugawa Shogunate Map of Japan in Provinces in time of Iyeyasu. Scan of plate facing page 2 of "A History of Japan during the century of early foreign intercourse (1542-1651)", by Murdoch and Yamagata. Date Published 1903, scanned 2004. Author Maproom



Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康

Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川家康, January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Ieyasu seized power in 1600, received appointment as shōgun in 1603, and abdicated from office in 1605, but remained in power until his death in 1616.

His given name is sometimes spelled Iyeyasu, according to the historical pronunciation of the kana character . Ieyasu was posthumously enshrined at Nikkō Tōshō-gū with the name Tōshō Daigongen (東照大権現). He was one of the three unifiers of Japan, along with his former lord Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi.


Calligraphy Unknown - GENJI-MONOGATARI-EMAKI published by TOKUGAWA MUSEUM, NAGOYA, Japan, 1937. A Calligraphy of the Chapter "YOKOBUE "(Flute) of Illustrated handscroll of Tale of Genji (written by MURASAKI SHIKIBU(11th cent.).


Ink on Ornamented Paper(Colour Gold Foil, etc). The handscroll was made in about ACE1130 and stored in TOKUGAWA Museum, Japan. The hand scroll were separated to each sections and mounted to frame for conservation.


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