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[taw-koo-gah-wah] /ˈtɔ kʊˈgɑ wɑ/
a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns, 1603–1867.
a period of Japanese history under the rule of Tokugawa shoguns, characterized by a samurai ruling class, urbanization, and the growth of a merchant class. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Six Shoguns, members of the Tokugawa family, lie buried at Ueno.

    Travels in the Far East

    Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • Under him the influence and prestige of the Tokugawa family increased greatly.

    Japan Various
  • When the Tokugawa came into power they divided the nobles into two classes.

    Japan Various
  • In the opening years of the Tokugawa administration an uncompromising policy was pursued.

    Japan Various
  • This was one of the most remarkable measures conceived by the Tokugawa.

    Japan Various
  • These enactments constituted the complete criminal code of the Tokugawa.

    Japan Various
  • Under the Tokugawa régime the Samurai was the flower and the rest were nothing.

  • Naturally, as the unbroken peace of the Tokugawa rgime became habitual, the mood of the nation underwent a change.

  • Lieutenant Tokugawa Nariaki was an average-sized, sleepy-looking individual with a balding crew cut and a morose expression.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Hundreds of yards of canvas, with the Tokugawa trefoil, had been stretched along the road to Kurihma.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland

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