Tokugawa

[taw-koo-gah-wah]
noun
  1. a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns, 1603–1867.
  2. 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.
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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.

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    Various

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

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

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

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