Osaka Castle – One of Japan’s most famous landmarks

Osaka Castle is one of the most famous and historic castles in all of Japan. The iconic Osaka symbol in the Kanzai region of central Japan played an important role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth-century samurai era. About the Osaka Castle The current main tower in Osaka Castle is a concrete reconstruction …

Tokugawa Ieyasu – Samurai and Shogun of Japan

Tokugawa Ieyasu was a Japanese samurai and shogun, founder in 1603 of the Tokugawa dynasty and shogunate, although he actually ruled Japan from 1600 after the Battle of Sekigahara. Officially, his rule ended in 1605, but Tokugawa continued to exercise his power through the so-called “Cloistered rule”, but retained his power until his death. Something …