34.Family crest of Tokugawa Ieyasu
3 leaves of a plant “futaba aoi”
It is one of the "aoi" family crests. Three leaves of hollyhock are drawn in the circle.
Who is Tokugawa Ieyasu?
- Tokugawa Ieyasu took over control of the Japanese government from the Toyotomi family, and the Tokugawa family continued to have its power for 260 years from early 17th century.
- The top members were called “Shoguns”, and their positions were successfully inherited by their family members over 15 generations.
- The successive Tokugawa shoguns took the helm of government instead of the Emperor.
What is "Edo period" ?
- Edo where Tokugawa lived corresponds to present-day Tokyo. Edo in the Edo period greatly developed into the Tokugawa era. Tokugawa Ieyasu put an end to the period of war and built a peaceful era.
- In the Edo period, Japanese culture greatly developed and many ukiyoe artists appeared.The townspeople in Edo enjoyed kabuki and other forms of entertainment.
Castle's name that stamp this family crest