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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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  • Torii and Tokugawa both agreed that the castle was indefensible.
  • During the Tokugawa period, landscape gardening attained new importance.
  • The Tokugawa government received the mission, but negotiations failed.

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