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'Special Exhibition: The Great Battle of Sekigahara'

EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

March 28-May 17

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of shogunate Ieyasu Tokugawa, the Edo Tokyo Museum is hosting a traveling exhibition on the Battle of Sekigahara.

The Sekigahara campaign (1598-1603), during which Ieyasu and his allies fought Ishida Mitsunari, involved areas all over Japan, but it was the Battle of Sekigahara that became the seminal victory that cleared the path for Ieyasu to later overpower the Toyotomi clan and other daimyo to become the last shogunate family to rule the country.

In honor of his legacy of 265 years of Tokugawa rule, this exhibition has more than 250 items, including national treasures, important cultural properties and related works that are being shown to the public for the first time.

Edo-Tokyo Museum, 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo. Ryogoku Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sat. till 7:30 p.m.). ¥1,350. Closed Mon. 03-3626-9974; www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp