Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616)- founder of the Tokugawa shogunate which lasted until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616)- founder of the Tokugawa shogunate which lasted until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

SHOGUN TOKUGAWA IEYASU - (1542-1616) FINALLY UNIFIED ALL OF FUEDAL JAPAN UNDER THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE, FOUGHT IN MANY BATTLES WITH THE LIKES OF ODA NOBUNAGA IN HIS RISE TO SHOGUN.

SHOGUN TOKUGAWA IEYASU - (1542-1616) FINALLY UNIFIED ALL OF FUEDAL JAPAN UNDER THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE, FOUGHT IN MANY BATTLES WITH THE LIKES OF ODA NOBUNAGA IN HIS RISE TO SHOGUN.

Young Tokugawa Ieyasu  This statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu stands on the grounds of Hamamatsu Castle Park, in the town of Shizuoka, Japan. Ieyasu was the last of the Japan's great three unifiers emerging out of Japan's era of civil war (Sengoku Period) of the 16th century. Ieyasu went on to establish the Tokugawa Shogunate, which lasted from 1603-1868 and brought an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity to Japan.

Young Tokugawa Ieyasu This statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu stands on the grounds of Hamamatsu Castle Park, in the town of Shizuoka, Japan. Ieyasu was the last of the Japan's great three unifiers emerging out of Japan's era of civil war (Sengoku Period) of the 16th century. Ieyasu went on to establish the Tokugawa Shogunate, which lasted from 1603-1868 and brought an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity to Japan.

Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Built in 1617 (Edo period), in dedication to Tokugawa Ieyasu as the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate

Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Built in 1617 (Edo period), in dedication to Tokugawa Ieyasu as the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate

"Nishiki-e", or multi-colored woodblock print, entitled "Tokugawa Ieyasu" by the artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. #Samurai

"Nishiki-e", or multi-colored woodblock print, entitled "Tokugawa Ieyasu" by the artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. #Samurai

Tokugawa Ieyasu leads the charge at the second battle of Azukizaka, 1564 - art by Giuseppe Rava

Tokugawa Ieyasu leads the charge at the second battle of Azukizaka, 1564 - art by Giuseppe Rava

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