Post Tagged with: "Tokugawa Ieyasu"

by / on October 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1600 – Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan’s rulers (shoguns)!

The Battle of Sekigahara, popularly known as the Battle for the Sundered Realm, was a decisive battle on October 21, 1600 (Keichō 5, 15th day of the 9th month) which cleared the path to the Shogunate for Tokugawa Ieyasu. Though it would take three more years for Ieyasu to consolidate his position of power over the Toyotomi clan and the […]

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by / on June 21, 2012 at 3:54 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1582 – The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.

The Incident at Honnō-ji refers to the forced suicide on June 21, 1582 of Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga at the hands of his samurai general Akechi Mitsuhide. This occurred in Honnō-ji, a temple in Kyoto, ending Nobunaga’s quest to consolidate centralized power in Japan under his authority. Oda Nobunaga was at the height of his power, having destroyed the Takeda […]

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by / on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1615 – Siege of Osaka!

Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan. The Siege of Osaka was a series of battles undertaken by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan, and ending in that clan’s destruction. Divided into two stages (Winter Campaign and Summer Campaign), and lasting from 1614 to 1615, the siege put an end to the last major armed […]

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1868 -The Shogunate is Abolished in Japan.

The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu and the Edo bakufu, was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period is known as the Edo period and gets its name from the capital city, Edo, which is now called Tokyo, after the name was changed in […]

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by / on April 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1609-Daimyo of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.

Shimazu Tadatsune was a tozama daimyo of Satsuma, the first to hold it as a formal fief (han) under the Tokugawa shogunate, and the first Japanese to rule over the Ryūkyū Kingdom. As lord of Satsuma, he was among the most powerful lords in Japan at the time, and formally submitted to Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1602, to prove his loyalty, […]

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by / on February 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM / in Chushojima, Local Gems

Gokonomiya Jinja: The Sweet-Smelling Temple!

Though it is uncertain when Gokou-guu was built, there are records of it being restored in 862. According to legend, in this year, there was a sweet-smelling spring in the temple grounds, and if you drank from that spring you would be healed of all your diseases. Because of this, the emperor of that time, Emperor Seiwa called it Gokou-guu […]

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by / on January 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1543 -Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan.

Famous Birthdays Today: 1543 -Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Ieyasu seized power in 1600, received appointment as shogun in 1603, abdicated from office in […]

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