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In his later years he became increasingly critical of the Tokugawa feudal regime,
which ruled Japan through the ofi°ice o shoglun, forcing the emperor to be
nothing more t an a powerless symbol. As a result of his litical activities, Hirata
1600, Kyoto), warrior whose defeat in the famous Battle of Sekigahara (1600)
allowed the Tokugawa family to become undisputed rulers of Japan.
Distinguished in the service of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the warrior who reunified
Japan after more ...
The Ashikaga was overthrown in 1573; the Tokugawa family finally emerged as
the leading daimyo in 1600 and re-established the bakldil three years later.
Under the feudal rule of the Tokugawa, great cultural and economic changes
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