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 ipedia.com: Tokugawa Ieyasu Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tokugawa Ieyasu Iyeyasu; December 30, 1542 - June 1, 1616) was the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, and is commonly known as one of the "three great leaders" of feudal Japan.
Tokugawa Ieyasu (also (archaic) Iyeyasu; 徳川 家康 December 30, 1542 - June 1, 1616) was the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, and is commonly known as one of the "three great leaders" of feudal Japan (the other two are Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi).
Tokugawa was originally daimyo (大名) of Mikawa (present-day Eastern part of Aichi prefecture) but was displaced to Kanto during Toyotomi's rule.
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 Tokugawa shogunate
The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868.
The Tokugawa period, unlike the shogunates before it, was based on the strict class hierarchy originally established by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
The Tokugawa bakufu came to an official end in 1868 with the resignation of the 15th Tokugawa Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu and the "restoration" ('Taisei Houkan') of imperial rule.
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 Tokugawa Ieyasu
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.
Ieyasu won the single notable battle of this campaign, at Nagakute, and by the end of the year a truce was in effect.
Ieyasu's ace in the hole, however, was knowledge that Kobayakawa Hideaki intended to betray Ishida during the battle, and the knowledge (provided by Kikkawa Tsunie) that the Môri (who had been insulted by Ishida) were none too eager to fight.
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 The Tokugawa generals
Ieyasu was the son of Matsudaira Hirotada and spent his youth as a hostage of the Imagawa.
Sadamasa later married Tokugawa Ieyasu's daughter and in 1590 was given a 30,000-koku fief at Miyazaki in Kôzuke Province.
Following the Tokugawa move to the Kanto he was assigned to head up a team responsible for the allocation of fiefs and while Tokugawa was away serving on Hideyoshi's Korean Inavsion staff in Kyushu (1592-93, 1597-98), Yasumasa was one of the chief administrators left to supervise the Kanto.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Tokugawa
Tokugawa, name of the noble family that ruled Japan between 1603 and 1867.
The founder of the Tokugawa dynasty was Ieyasu (1543-1616).
Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), Japanese military leader and statesman, founder of the Tokugawa dynasty of shoguns.
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 Tokugawa - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
The most important philosophy of Tokugawa Japan was Neo-Confucianism, stressing the importance of morals, education and hierarchical order in the government and society: A strict four class system existed during the Edo period: at the top of the social hierarchy stood the samurai, followed by the peasants, artisans and merchants.
Even though the Tokugawa government remained quite stable over several centuries, its position was steadily declining for several reasons: A steady worsening of the financial situation of the government led to higher taxes and riots among the farm population.
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 The End Game
As Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu backed up his new shogunate with his personality, his wealth and his army, but he could not completely ensure that others would not challenge his authority.
Tokugawa Ieyasu reasoned that such artillery would be necessary to successfully storm the previously impregnable Osaka Castle.
Tokugawa Ieyasu marched west from Edo at the head of an army some 195,000 strong to lay siege to Osaka Castle.
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 Tokugawa Ieyasu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At Hideyoshi's death Tokugawa was one of the guardians for his son and designated heir.
In retrospect one of Tokugawa's most important decisions (after his consolidation of power) was his response to European missionaries and traders in Japan.
Tokugawa began by encouraging foreign trade (and hence the foreign missionaries who came with the traders).
www.tnstate.edu /edachowski/tokugawa_ieyasu.htm   (1001 words)

 ....Historical Liner Notes....
Following the death of Ieyasu in 1616, Hidetada unified the country and strengthened the power of the Tokugawa bakufu by arranging the marraige of his daughter to Emperor Go-Mizunoo.
Hidetada's granddaughter was born from this union, assumed the throne in 1629 as the Empress Meisho.
Leader of the feared Iga ninja, Hanzou was born in 1541 as the son of Hattori Nazo Yasunaga, a vassal to the Tokugawa family.
www.samuraideeperkyo.us /encyclopedia.html   (979 words)

Ieyasu Tokugawa was born in the warring states period.
Ieyasu was assigned as Seii-taishogun (Great generalissimo) in 1603 and opened the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo (Tokyo).
Ieyasu aimed to be the guardian of Japan.
www.nikko-jp.org /english/toshogu   (263 words)

 Tokugawa Ieyasu - Last Feudal Samurai - Japanese Culture
Tokugawa Ieyasu lived from 1543 to 1616, and founded a shogunate which lasted over 260 years.
Ieyasu spent much of his childhood as a hostage of the Imagawa clan.
Ieyasu spent the next years eliminating Hideyori’s "enemies" and gathering up the land for "safekeeping." Hideyori did not appreciate this and raised a force against Ieyasu.
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 KESSEN: CHAPTER 3: TOKUGAWA IEYASU ASSUMES POWER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ieyasu did not respect his promise to Hideyoshi of honoring and remaining loyal to the Toyotomi.
Ieyasu got what he wanted and in 1603 was appointed shogun and established his government in Edo (Tokyo).
Most of the measures Hideyoshi employed became the basis of Tokugawa rule and were instrumental in the long period of domestic quiet that characterized the Tokugawa, or Edo, period (1603-1867).
www.kessen.ea.com /history_3.html   (217 words)

 Japanese history: Edo Period
Tokugawa Ieyasu was the most powerful man in Japan after Hideyoshi had died in 1598.
In 1603, Ieyasu was appointed Shogun by the emperor and established his government in Edo (Tokyo).
In 1867-68, the Tokugawa government fell because of heavy political pressure, and the power of Emperor Meiji was restored.
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 The Final Showdown
Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, who had opposed Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea from the start and managed to avoid any major involvement in the two wars, dominated the Council of Regents.
News of Tokugawa Ieyasu's lightning-fast advance shocked Lord Ishida, who was at Ogaki Castle, having been delayed by the protracted siege of Fushimi Castle.
Lord Tokugawa rode from Edo at the head of a 30,000-man army on October 7 to join his allies encamped on the plains northwest of Ogaki near the village of Akasaka.
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Ieyasu's men were deployed along the Nakasendo, with the vanguard facing Mitsunari, and were exposed to an attack in the flanks, especially by the western troops on Mt. Matsuo.
Tokugawa’s victory was owed in large part to Kobayakawa’s defection and the inactivity of the Môri contingents present.
Rising tensions between the fledgling Tokugawa bakufu and Toyotomi Hideyori, the heir of the late Hideyoshi, led to the 1st Siege of Hideyori's Osaka fortress.
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 Japan TOKUGAWA PERIOD, 1600-1867 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
Instrumental in the rise of the new bakufu was Tokugawa Ieyasu, the main beneficiary of the achievements of Nobunaga and Hideyoshi.
Ieyasu still failed to achieve complete control of the western daimyo, but his assumption of the title of shogun helped consolidate the alliance system.
In 1615 the Toyotomi stronghold at Osaka was destroyed by the Tokugawa army.
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 Tokugawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It originated with Tokugawa Ieyasu, who took the surname in 1567.
Some of his sons also bore the Tokugawa surname, and three cadet branches of his line, the Owari, Kii, and Mito Tokugawa, continued as daimyo through the Edo period.
Descendants of Ieyasu who were not permitted to take the Tokugawa name normally bore the Matsudaira surname.
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 Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire . Timeline - 1600s | PBS
Japan's second shogun was Ieyasu's third son, Hidetada, a military general who fought in the sieges of Osaka Castle and skirmishes leading up to the Battle of Sekigahara.
Ieyasu's troops were initially unable to penetrate the outer defenses of Osaka Castle, Japan's strongest fortress.
Ieyasu solidified the unification of Japan, but it was his grandson, Iemitsu, who laid the governing foundation for the Shogunate's 250-year rule.
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 Tokugawa Ieyasu and his Bakufu
What happened at Sekigahara was that Ieyasu forced his defeated enemies to acknowledge him as their lord.
Ieyasu did Hideyoshi one better though; he made it legal for any samurai to kill any commoner who was rude to the samurai.
The inner group was composed of branches of the Tokugawa family and were known as shimpan daimyo.
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 Ieyasu on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
IEYASU [Ieyasu] (Ieyasu Tokugawa), 1542-1616, Japanese warrior and dictator.
Shogun: the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu: Ian Bottomley introduces an exhibition which reflects a special moment in Anglo-Japanese relations in the 17th century, echoed today by a unique loan arrangement between the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds and the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, resting place of the first significant Shogun.
The road less traveled: this year is the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate and the start, in this periodization [1], of the Edo period (1603-1867).
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 Ieyasu Tokugawa
Hideyoshi asked Tokugawa to be the leader of a five-regent council entrusted to care for the boy and run the government until Hideyoshi’s son was old enough to take charge.
Tokugawa assured the safety of the family, but instead, he launched a second surprise attack on the castle when the defenders were unprepared.
During the Ieyasu Tokugawa period, a favorite form of entertainment was to attend a play.
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 James I of England and his personal correspondence with Tokugawa Ieyasu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
King James I of England, the son of Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley was the successor of Elizabeth I for the rule of England.
Ieyasu would begin to actively aswage the influences of the Catholic Faith in his country by direct intervention and the wholesale persecution of the Christian influences in Japan.
Tokugawa Ieyasu's statue at the Toshogu Shrine built in 1617 as the mausoleum of the Tokugawa Ieyasu
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 KESSEN: IEYASU TOKUGAWA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Supreme Commander of the Eastern Forces, Ieyasu Tokugawa is a hero with a great ambition of unifying the country.
Ieyasu Tokugawa is the only commander in Kessen's roster of 64 generals to participate in all battle scenarios.
Although Tokugawa leads as many as 10,000 soldiers in some battles, his best strategy resides in using these troops efficiently in defense instead of offense.
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 ipedia.com: Tokugawa shogunate Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa 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.
The Tokugawa shogunate ruled from Edo castle until the Meiji Restoration.
The administration (taisei, 体制) of Japan is the task given from the Imperial Court in Kyoto to the Tokugawa family, which is returned to the court in the Meiji restoration.
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 King Louis XVI
Ieyasu realized that as long as Hideyori lived, Ieyasu would never become the Shogun, because Hideyori was the rightful follower to the throne.
Ieyasu attacked Hideyori's castle, which was defended by 100,000 troops.
Tokugawa Iemitsu was even crueler to the Christians than his father, but that will be saved for another biography.
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Ieyasu arrives in Koyama on the 24th with one nagging doubt--the betrayal of men who had been life-long Toyotomi vassals.
Ieyasu fears that as long as Hidetada continues to defer to his father, he will never become a leader.
On December 18 Ieyasu declares that as long as the Ninomaru and Sannomaru Compounds are destroyed, the taking of Lady Yodo as hostage and the confiscation of Toyotomi lands are unnecessary.
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 Samurai Matsuri: A Live Role-Playing Game by Amy Creamer
Tokugawa Ieyusu had spent much of his childhood as a hostage, and had learned a calculating nature.
He married Hideyoshi's middle-aged sister, and by the time Hideyoshi died Ieyasu was the largest single landholder in the country, with twice as much land as the runner-up.
However, upon Hideyoshi's death, Ieyasu began to seize power, and at the battle of Sekigahara in 1600 his power was almost complete.
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