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Tokugawa

[taw-koo-gah-wah] /ˈtɔ kʊˈgɑ wɑ/
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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  • This distinction was intended to define the intimacy existing between the Tokugawa and the other military chiefs.

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

    Japan Various
  • Near at hand are the temples and tombs of the six shoguns of the Tokugawa family, buried in Uyeno Park.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • In the opening years of the Tokugawa administration an uncompromising policy was pursued.

    Japan Various
  • Her resentment toward the Tokugawa House determined her hostile stand.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • This was one of the most remarkable measures conceived by the Tokugawa.

    Japan Various
  • It leads to a mausoleum erected to the memory of the first Shogun of the famous dynasty of Tokugawa.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • These enactments constituted the complete criminal code of the Tokugawa.

    Japan Various
  • Prince Tokugawa, the head of the old Shogunate, was the first to be asked, but he declined the task.

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

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