Tokugawa Ieyasu, the most
powerful man in Japan after Hideyoshi died in 1598, in the battle of Sekigahara
in 1600 defeated Hideyori loyalists and other Western rivals. In 1603,
Ieyasu, appointed Shogun by the emperor, established his government in
Edo (Tokyo). The Tokugawa shoguns continued to rule Japan remarkably for
over 250 years, until the Meiji restoration.
The Meiji shrine is
relatively new, built after the dead of Emperor Meiji and completed in
1920. Destroyed in the W.W.II, it was rebuilt to its present state.
My wife Diana, Tatiana (with
Nikon Fun Touch) and Juan Ramón (with holstered N2020), pose fascinated.