The decision by Tokugawa Ieyasu that was most influential in Japan's cultural rise was deciding to rule from a new capital, Tokyo.
Tokugawa Ieyasu was a Japanese shogun. He founded the Tokugawa shogunate, which lasted from 1603 until the Meiji restoration in 1868.
According to Japanese records, he was born in the eleventh year of the Tenbun era in Mikawa province (part of the current Aichi prefecture). His father, Matsudaira Hirotada, was the area's daimyo, and Ieyasu was originally called Matsudaira Takechiyo. When he was 7 years old, he was taken hostage by the Imagawa family in Sumpu. There he learned to fight and to manage.
When the head of the Imagawa family died, Ieyasu returned to his own region and began a long and well-planned power struggle. In 1598 he had the largest army in Japan.
He also had the best organized and most productive estate in the country at the fishing village of Edo, formerly known as Yeddo, which he designated as the new capital of the shogunate. Now the city is called Tokyo.
Tokugawa was a daimyo from the Kanto region of eastern Japan. His domains produced 2,557,000 koku rice and he had 38 daimyos under him. After the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1598, Tokugawa was made one of the guardians of his unqualified heirs. However, by virtue of his dominant position, he was soon able to outmaneuver the other guardians and take over power himself in 1600. In 1603 he had the emperor appoint him shogun. The Tokugawa Shogunate lasted until 1868.
To avoid repeating what happened when his predecessors Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi died, namely that their heirs were maneuvered, Tokugawa Ieyasu retired as early as 1605, two years after his appointment, in favor of his son Tokugawa Hidetada.
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