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Japanese antique photograph. Tokugawa Yoshinobu (Japanese last shogun). 1837-1913. edo-era, Meiji-era, Taisho-era.

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Matsudaira Shichirōma, the future Tokugawa Yoshinobu, October 28, 1837 – November 22, 1913 was the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.

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Tokugawa Yoshinobu, October 28, 1837 – November 22, 1913 was the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life. In 1902, the Meiji Emperor allowed him to reestablish his own house as a Tokugawa branch (bekke) with the rank of prince (kōshaku).

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Tokugawa Yoshinobu(1837-1913), 15th and last Tokugawa shogun, in his later years.

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The last shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913) shogun from 1866 to 1867, the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.

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Tokugawa Yoshinobu(1837-1913), the 15th and last Tokugawa shogun. Shown practicing archery.

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1860'S HAND TINTED PHOTO OF TOKUGAWA YOSHINOBU (AKA Stots-Bashi) BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER F.W. SUTTON; SUTTON WAS AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER WHO ESSENTIALLY LUCKED INTO A GREAT SITUATION AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PHOTOGRAPH YOSHINOBU WHILE DOCKED IN OSAKA IN 1867. HE WAS ALSO CALLED THE JAPANESE TYCOON BY WESTERNERS.

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Japanese antique photograph. Tokugawa Yoshinobu (Japanese last shogun). 1837-1913. edo-era, Meiji-era, Taisho-era.

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