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.
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How to use Tokugawa in a sentence
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
In the opening years of the Tokugawa administration an uncompromising policy was pursued.
This was one of the most remarkable measures conceived by the Tokugawa.
These enactments constituted the complete criminal code of the Tokugawa.