Young Tokugawa Ieyasu This statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu stands on the grounds of Hamamatsu Castle Park, in the town of Shizuoka, Japan. Ieyasu was the last of the Japan's great three unifiers emerging out of Japan's era of civil war (Sengoku Period) of the 16th century. Ieyasu went on to establish the Tokugawa Shogunate, which lasted from 1603-1868 and brought an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity to Japan.
Young Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616). He was the founder and first Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, which virtually ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.