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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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400th Anniversary of the Death of the first Tokugawa Shogun: The Life and Legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Two day Conference

7th June 2016, 13:00 to 8th June 2016, 17:00, Senate Suite, Durham Castle

Registration for the conference is £30.00 with a special discounted rate for students of £10.00.

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The creation of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868) is self-evidently one of the key turning points in Japanese history, and 2016 marks 400 years since the death of its founder, the first shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. To mark this important anniversary, this conference will bring together experts on Japanese history, religion, and material culture to commemorate, explain, and explore Ieyasu’s career and legacy.

Concurrent with the conference there will be an exhibition held at Durham’s Oriental Museum – “The Shogun's Cultured Warriors” -- exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today.

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