tokugawa

  1. Maki

    Why didn't the Tokugawa submit Ryukyu directly to themselves?

    Well, the question is pretty clear. In 1609, the Ryukyu Kingdom was invaded by the Satsuma army and afterwards they became the vassals of the Shimazu. We also know that the Shimazu were given permission from Tokugawa Ieyasu to go ahead with the invasion. The reason for this invasion was, AFAIK...
  2. N

    Did Tokugawa bakufu oppress Buddhism following?

    I know that the Tokugawa bakufu had Neo-Confucianism as the bakufu's official orthodoxy. Did the bakufu engage government policies to oppress Buddhism? I ask if there were policies like biased taxation or closing of temples.
  3. C

    What if the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Samurai class didn't fall in the 1860s?

    What if the Tokugawa Shogunate had stayed in power, as well as the Samurai still staying as a privileged class, but modernization still occured under the Shogunate? In this alternate timeline, the Japanese Emperor's attempt to seize power had failed, so the flag of Japan would be the flag of...
  4. AlpinLuke

    Tokugawa: the end of feudal Japan?

    In Italy we don't study that much Japanese history, anyway, at superficial level, here we learn that with the "徳川幕府" [Tokugawa Bakufu] the feudal Japan came to an end [in other words Tokugawa Shogun was the last feudal government of Japan]. Is this true? And which...
  5. M

    Late Sengoku Period Japan (Nobunaga, Tokugawa) vs European armies of the same period

    Late Sengoku Period Japan (Nobunaga, Tokugawa, etc...) vs *any* western armies (European or Middle-Eastern ones) of the same period. Ottoman, France, Britain, etc... How do you think these armies would compare? And who would you bet on if somehow, let's say magically, Japan appears next to any...
  6. leakbrewergator

    Tokugawa Japan

    Lately, I've found myself getting more and more interested in Tokugawa Japan. This was once a "black hole" in my personal knowledge of Japan. I always thought the era seemed a bit stale and boring.I'm finding the more and more I read on the period, the more I realized my initial feelings so many...
  7. M

    Tokugawa's Japan

    Hi, everyone! I'm a student from Ukraine. My Research Papers about economic, culture & science in Tokugawa shogunate. I need the historiography on this subject. What authors (American,European)can you recommend?
  8. Isoroku295

    Getting it on: Sexuality in Tokugawa Japan

    In Japan, as in other cultures, a major aspect of ones gender (masculinity in particular) was sexual activity. Sexuality in Japan in this age was more diverse then in Europe. Not only having relations with multiple partners, but also male-male relations. These male-male relations, not unlike...
  9. V

    200 years before Tokugawa...

    Im starting to explore period of 200 years before Tokugawa period and I dont understand political, social, economic and like situation in Japan. Its complex. So any help would be great. 1.What were the major battles leading to unification of Japan? 2. What were warlords, samurai, politicians...
  10. babur the beaver

    khmer empire vs tokugawa dinasty

    Who would win?for tokugawa,no gunpowder weapon,not even the teppo.
  11. Jake10

    Reasons behind the fall of the Tokugawa

    Was it inevitable? Did the times of peace brought on by the Tokugawa weaken them?
  12. S

    Good ideas for questions for coursework on Tokugawa Ieyasu?

    Hi, wanted to do my history coursework for my a-levels on Tokugawa Ieyasu but I can't find a good question with a lot of debate to it. I was interested in the leadership of Tokugawa Ieyasu post Sekigahara till his death but I can't find a question with enough debate anyone have any ideas? I am...
  13. S

    Good ideas for questions for coursework on Tokugawa Ieyasu?

    Hi, wanted to do my history coursework for my a-levels on Tokugawa Ieyasu but I can't find a good question with a lot of debate to it. I was interested in the leadership of Tokugawa Ieyasu post Sekigahara till his death but I can't find a question with enough debate anyone have any ideas? I am...
  14. DreamWeaver

    The Political Stabilisation of Japan post 1600

    Another question for those far more knowledgeable than I on early modern Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu wins at Sekigahara and Osaka and ultimately establishes his dominance over Japan. Yet the country had been divided and riven with civil war for over a century. While builing upon the work of...
  15. wario2255

    What do you think of Yamauchi Kazutoyo

    Yamauchi Kazutoyo (1546-1605) is one of my favorite samurai. Kazutoyo was from Owari province and was the son of Yamauchi Moritoyo. He served Oda Nobunaga from about 1565 until the latter's death in 1582, leading troops at Anegawa and Nagashino. He transferred his loyalties to Toyotomi Hideyoshi...
  16. Naomasa298

    Oda Nobunaga vs Tokugawa Ieyasu

    Let's say that events had somehow conspired to pit Ieyasu and Nobunaga against one another (I doubt Ieyasu would have got himself into that position, he was much too shrewd but let's speculate). Their forces are roughly equal. Ieyasu is primarily based in the Kanto (Mikawa eastwards) and...
  17. Frank81

    Japan, 1609: journey of Rodrigo de Vivero to Tokugawa court

    Rodrigo de Vivero was the Spanish (actually, born Mexican) gobernor of Philippines during 1608-1609. During his return to Acapulco, the ship wrecked on the Japanese coast. From there, he began a fascinating trip across Tokugawa Japan. A few years ago, a tranlastion of his surviving account was...
  18. leakbrewergator

    Greatest Tokugawa Shogun

    .....Not named Ieyasu. :cool: Vote and discuss!
  19. Jake10

    Your views on Tsunayoshi Tokugawa

    Known as The Dog Shogun for implementing laws to protect the animals in Japan, as well as setting up programs to protect children and society, Tsunayoshi is also criticized for spending selfishly and lavishly. What are your views of him? Tokugawa Tsunayoshi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  20. Jake10

    Was Tokugawa nothing but a traitor?

    Ieyasu Tokugawa is highly revered, but his alliance with Nobunaga after Nobunaga killed his master, his takeover of Osaka Castle and the murder of Hideyori would indicate he betrayed his allies to gain power. Thoughts?