Japanese military leaders who ruled the country from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries. There was still an emperor in Japan under the shoguns, but he was reduced to a mere figurehead.
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Near at hand are the temples and tombs of the six shoguns of the Tokugawa family, buried in Uyeno Park.
Here, also, are eight tablets erected to the memory of eight mothers of shoguns, all of whom were concubines.
The great war drum of Ieyasu, the first of the Tokugawa shoguns, lies upon a richly decorated stand.
This feudal lord became a dictator, and had the military power in his hands, like the shoguns in nineteenth-century Japan.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
Eventually all the military power fell into the hands of the shoguns, and the mikado was seen no more at the head of his army.Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)|Charles Morris