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The Tokugawa Shogunate had its center in Edo castle.

The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府), and the Edo bakufu (江戸幕府), was a feudal Japanese military government. The heads of government were the shoguns. Each was a member of the Tokugawa clan.

These years are known as the Edo period. The period takes its name from the city where the Tokugawa shoguns lived. This time is also called the Tokugawa period or pre-modern (Kinsei).


In 1603, Tokugawa Ieyasu took office as Shogun, and established a military government in Edo, now Tokyo.

List of the Tokugawa shoguns

  1. Tokugawa Ieyasu, r. 1603–1605
  2. Tokugawa Hidetada, r. 1605–1623
  3. Tokugawa Iemitsu, r. 1623–1651
  4. Tokugawa Ietsuna, r. 1651–1680
  5. Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, r. 1680–1709
  6. Tokugawa Ienobu, r. 1709–1712
  7. Tokugawa Ietsugu, r. 1713–1716
  8. Tokugawa Yoshimune, r. 1716–1745
  9. Tokugawa Ieshige, r. 1745–1760
  10. Tokugawa Ieharu, r. 1760–1786
  11. Tokugawa Ienari, r. 1787–1837
  12. Tokugawa Ieyoshi, r. 1837–1853
  13. Tokugawa Iesada, r. 1853–1858
  14. Tokugawa Iemochi, r. 1858–1866
  15. Tokugawa Yoshinobu, r. 1866–1867

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