Tag - tokugawa-ieyasu



Illustrious historical figures swoop in to save Japan amid the COVID-19 pandemic in “What If Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa Was to Become the Prime Minister.”
Jul 18, 2024
‘What If Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa Was to Become the Prime Minister’: A historical dream team underperforms
Esteemed figures from Japan’s past are digitally reincarnated to lead the country through a time of crisis in Hideki Takeuchi’s flat-footed comedy.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2022
'The Samurai Castle Master': Long-maligned samurai gets overdue redemption
Chris Glenn's new book on Todo Takatora portrays him as an intelligent and honest warrior worthy of Tokugawa Ieyasu's trust, rather than the disloyal man his enemies made him out to be.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2020
‘Tokyo Before Tokyo’: A guided tour through Tokugawa Ieyasu’s Edo
Timon Screech details how Tokyo, formerly known as Edo, developed from a backwater town to the seat of a warlord and, eventually, Japan's modern capital.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Aug 18, 2017
Searching for traces of a mountain mystic in rural Aichi
Mount Horaiji was said to be home to Rishu Sennin, an ascetic from the mists of antiquity
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2017
'The Exhibition of The Sengoku Period: A Century of Dreams'
Feb. 25-April 16
Japan Times
May 14, 2016
'Spectacular Accumulation' explains three warlords' obsession with objects
In "Spectacular Accumulation" Morgan Pitelka relates the thrilling interactions between three "unifiers" of Japan in the tumultuous decades of the late 16th century and early 17th century. This trio of warlords includes the bloodthirsty Oda Nobunaga, the vainglorious Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu...
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LIFE / Travel
Mar 19, 2016
Battle of Sekigahara: a war set in stone
The open valley basins of Gifu Prefecture at the very center of Honshu, where the town of Sekigahara lies, were easily co-opted as theaters of war. It's no coincidence, given the martial history of the region, that the town of Seki was once known as the premier sword-making spot in the country.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2015
Same-sex marriages? Japan's been there, done that, kind of
Japan may come off to the outsider as a repressive society, but on homosexuality, the country has consistently been fairly liberal and permissive.
Japan Times
Mar 26, 2015
'Special Exhibition: The Great Battle of Sekigahara'
March 28-May 17
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2014
Okazaki's grapes, Ieyasu legacy reel in tourists
The city of Okazaki in Aichi Prefecture this year is doubling efforts to attract visitors from its neighbors in East Asia, especially China and Taiwan.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2014
Edo-Tokyo Museum maps out the history of Japan's capital
The transformation of Edo from a mosquito-infested fishing village to seat of power and cultural center has endlessly fascinated lovers of history. After the imperial capital Kyoto fell to military rule in 1185, ensuing battles for power saw the capital move to Kamakura, then Muromachi, Azuchi, and Momoyama...
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 29, 2014
Chishaku-in: a Kyoto garden of deep repose
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JAPAN / History
Aug 17, 2013
Yomeimon yields paintings hidden for two centuries
Renovation work at the famed Yomeimon Gate of Toshogu Shrine in the tourist city of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, has revealed wall paintings hidden for more than 200 years.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Apr 5, 2013
Ieyasu rides again in parade
There aren't many people as important in the history of Japan as Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was the man who, in 1603, seized power over the whole country as he launched the Tokugawa Shogunate, which lasted until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
Oct 11, 2009
Fake names were to the fore in many a rise from humblest to highest
Here's a beguiling irony: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-98), architect of Tokugawa Japan's rigid class structure and the author, in 1587, of a firm ban (not firmly enforced) on surnames for commoners, was himself born without a surname.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals