History

Tokugawa Ietsuna

Fourth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest son of the third shogun Iemitsu, great-grandson of Ieyasu. The...
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Ryoanji Temple

The Ryoanji temple (竜安寺 or 龍安寺, Ryōan-ji, “Temple of the Peaceful Dragon”) is a temple in the...
Reviews

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Everyday Japanese in 10 Carefully Structured Lessons by Samuel E. Martin and...
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Todaiji Temple

Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a major monastery-temple belonging to the Kegon sect of Buddhism. It...
History

Matsudaira Nobutsuna

A prominent administrator of the early Tokugawa shogunate, known as Chie Izu (知恵伊豆, “The Clever Izu”). Born...
History

Tokugawa Iemitsu

Third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, eldest legitimate son of the second shogun, grandson of Ieyasu. Born under his childhood name Tokugawa Takechiyo (徳川竹千代) to his father Tokugawa Hidetada...
History

Tokugawa Hidetada

Second shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, third son of Tokugawa Ieyasu Born at the castle of Hamamatsu, Tokugawa Hidetada (徳川秀忠, 1579-1632) served as the general of one of his...
Reviews

Japanese Design

Review by Dotanbatan, November 2014. Japan. Title: Japanese Design. Art, Aesthetics & Culture by Patricia J. Graham....
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Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle is a hilltop (hirayama-type) castle located in southwestern Kanagawa Prefecture on Sagami Bay. History The...
History

Ashikaga Clan

The Ashikaga (足利) were a warrior family of the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries and with the...
Travel Guide

Osu Kannon

Officially called Kitanosan Shinpuku-ji Hōshō-in (北野山真福寺宝生院), Ōsu Kannon (大須観音) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect...
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