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.
Honda Tadakatsu (本多 忠勝?, March 17, 1548 – December 3, 1610), was a Japanese general (and later a daimyo) of the late Sengoku through early Edo period, who served Tokugawa Ieyasu. Honda Tadakatsu was one of the Tokugawa Four Heavenly Kings along with Ii Naomasa, Sakakibara Yasumasa and Sakai Tadatsugu. Tadakatsu is often referred to as "The Warrior who surpassed Death itself" because he never once suffered a significant wound, despite being the veteran of over 100 battles by the end of his…
This Ukiyo-e painting (by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ) is showing a General (not sure if it’s someone in particular) launching his troops to attack the castle of Nagashino in 1575. This battle of Nagashino was between the armies of Takeda Katsuyori and the (combined) forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Oda Nobunaga. Where most of us still imagen brave samurai warriors fighting eachother with […]