shogun

  1. Ashikaga Takauji

    Ashikaga Takauji

    Ashikaga Takauji (足利 尊氏, 1305-1358) was the founder and first shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate.
  2. Minamoto Yoritomo

    Minamoto Yoritomo

    Alleged Portrait of Yoritomo, Hanging scroll; color on silk. Owned by Jingo-ji temple in Kyoto. Formerly identified as the original portrait by Fujiwara Takanobu who according to the Jongoji ryakki, had painted the portraits of Yoritomo, Shigemori, Fujiwara Mitsuyoshi, Taira no Narifusa, and of...
  3. Tokugawa Ietsuna

    Tokugawa Ietsuna

    Fourth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest son of the third shogun Iemitsu, great-grandson of Ieyasu (unknown illustrator, drawing from Hase-dera in Nara).
  4. Tokugawa Ietsuna

    Tokugawa Ietsuna

    Fourth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest son of the third shogun Iemitsu, great-grandson of Ieyasu.
  5. Ashikaga Takauji

    Ashikaga Takauji

    Ashikaga Takauji (足利 尊氏, 1305-1358) was the founder and first shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate. His rule began in 1338, beginning the Muromachi period of Japan, and ended with his death in 1358. He was a descendant of the samurai of the (Minamoto) Seiwa Genji line (meaning they were descendants...
  6. Tokugawa Ietsuna

    Biographies Tokugawa Ietsuna

    Fourth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest son of the third shogun Iemitsu, great-grandson of Ieyasu. The eldest son of Iemitsu, Tokugawa Ietsuna (徳川家綱, 1641-1680) succeeded his father at the age of 10. He was assisted by regents, all leading members of his father’s entourage, including...
  7. Tokugawa Iemitsu

    Biographies Tokugawa Iemitsu

    Third Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest legitimate son of the second shogun, grandson of Ieyasu. Born under his childhood name Tokugawa Takechiyo (徳川竹千代) to his father Tokugawa Hidetada and a younger sister of Lady Yodogimi, a concubine and second wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it appeared...
  8. Tokugawa Hidetada

    Biographies Tokugawa Hidetada

    Second shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, third son of Tokugawa Ieyasu Born at the castle of Hamamatsu, Tokugawa Hidetada (徳川秀忠, 1579-1632) served as the general of one of his father’s armies in the campaign that led to the Battle of Sekigahara (1600) and the sieges of Ōsaka Castle (1614-15)...
  9. Ashikaga Clan

    History Ashikaga Clan

    Ashikaga family crest The Ashikaga (足利) were a warrior family of the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries and with the Nitta (新田) family one of the two major descendants of the Seiwa Genji (清和源) branch of the Minamoto family. The Ashikaga rose to prominence in the fourteenth century under Ashikaga...
  10. Bakufu

    History Bakufu

    Bakufu (幕府) means “tent office”, referring to the headquarter of a field commander in battle. It later denoted the “house of a general”, or the government of a shogun. There were three periods of shogunal rule in Japanese history: Kamakura bakufu (1192–1333) In the late Heian period, the House...
  11. Tokugawa

    History Tokugawa

    The Tokugawa (徳川) clan was a family of shogun ruling Japan from 1600 to 1867. They hail from the village and the clan of the Matsudaira (松平) in Mikawa Province (present-day Aichi Prefecture). The Matsudaira themselves claimed descendance from the powerful Minamoto (源) clan by the Nitta (新田)...
  12. Shogun

    History Shogun

    Shōgun is an abbreviation of seii tai shōgun (征夷大将軍), which is customarily translated as “barbarian-subduing generalissimo.” Shōgun were military governors whose regimes dominated the Japanese polity for most of Japanese history between 1192 and 1867. Their regimes were known as bakufu (幕府) or...
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