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The Tokugawa clan crest
The Tokugawa clan crest

The Tokugawa clan (徳川氏 Tokugawa-shi?) was a powerful daimyo family of Japan. Beginning with Tokugawa Ieyasu, the family founders rose to power at the end of the Sengoku period, and to the end of the Edo period they ruled Japan as shoguns. All in all, there were fifteen Tokugawa shoguns. Their dominance was so strong that some history books use the term "Tokugawa era" instead of "Edo period". Image File history File linksMetadata Tokugawa. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder of the Tokugawa bakufu of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ... The Sengoku period (Japanese: 戦国時代, Sengoku-jidai) or Warring States period, is a period of civil war in the history of Japan that spans from the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ... The Edo period (江戸時代, Edo-jidai) is a division of Japanese history running from 1600 to 1867. ... In Japanese history, a shogun (将軍 shōgun) was the practical ruler of Japan for most of the time from 1192 to the Meiji Era beginning in 1868. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ...

In addition, the heads of the gosanke (the three branches with fiefs in Owari, Kishū, and Mito) bore the Tokugawa surname. Additional branches became the gosankyō: the Tayasu, Hitotsubashi, and Shimizu Tokugawa clans. Many daimyo with the Matsudaira surname were descended from the Tokugawa. Examples include the Matsudaira of Fukui and Aizu. Members of the Tokugawa clan intermarried with prominent daimyo and the Imperial family. Han (Japanese: è—©) were the fiefs of feudal clans of Japan that existed during all the Edo period and for a few years after the Meiji Restoration. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... The gosankyō (御三卿) were three branches of the Tokugawa clan clan of Japan. ... The clan that Tokugawa Ieyasu belonged to before changing his surname to Tokugawa. ... This article is about the city of Fukui. ... Monument to the Byakkotai Samurai Aizu (Japanese: 会津) is the old name of part of the modern-day Japanese prefecture of Fukushima, formerly a part of Mutsu province. ... His Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan The Emperor of Japan (天皇 tennō) is a constitutionally-recognized symbol of the Japanese nation and the unity of its people. ...

Their family shrine is the Toshogu in Nikko. Yomeimon at Nikko Toshogu Toshogu (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the last shogunate of Japan, is enshrined with the name Tosho Dai Gongen. ... This article is about Nikko the city; see Nikko (priest) for the founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. ...

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Tokugawa Ieyasu (4705 words)
Tokugawa Ieyasu was born Matsudaira Takechiyo, the son of Matsudaira Hirotada (1526-1549), a relatively minor Mikawa lord who had spent much of his young life fending off the military advances of the Oda and the political ploys of the Imagawa.
While the Tokugawa were allowed to sit out Hideyoshi's invasions of Shikoku and Kyushu, their position on the Tokai Coast did place them in a central role when tensions between Hideyoshi and the Hôjô spiked in the late 1580's.
Tokugawa was largely staggered out in a valley, with his forward units dangerously exposed to encirclement.
Tokugawa Ieyasu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3764 words)
Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa bakufu of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
Tokugawa Ieyasu was born on January 31, 1543 in the Mikawa province.
The Tokugawa and Hojo allied, since Ieyasu was on friendly terms with Hojo Ujinori, younger brother of the head of the Hojo clan, Hojo Ujimasa.
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