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Treasures and Historical Documents of the Tokugawa Shogunal Household

This exhibition was organized to commemorate the fourth centennial of the opening of the Bakufu--the Shogunate--by Tokugawa Ieyasu in Edo (present day Tokyo) in 1603. It showed the works of art, wares and documents related to the 15 Shoguns and their successors, the two generations of Dukes in Imperial Japan

The exhibition took place in three venues, Okazaki, where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born, Tokyo, the one-time Shogunal capital; and Shizuoka, where Tokugawa Ieyasu, and, Yoshinobu, the last Shogun, retired, and to which prefecture Iesato, Imperial Duke and the 16th Head of the Tokugawa Shogunal Household, was appointed governor at age 6.

    16,800 people visited the exhibition at Okazaki City Art Museum,
    held from 2003 May 24 to July 6.

    131,200 people visited the exhibition at Edo-Tokyo Museum,
    held from 2003 July 19 to August 31.

    32,900 people visited the exhibition at Shizuoka Prefecture Art Museum,
    held from 2003 September 20 to October 26.