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Edo period

The Edo period is a division of Japanese history running from approximately 1600 to 1867. The period marks the governance of the Edo or Tokugawa Shogunate which was officially established in 1603 by the first Edo shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. It ended in 1867 with the restoration of the Imperial rule by the 15th and last shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu. The Edo period is also known to be the beginning of the early modern period of Japan.

The end of this period is particularly called "Late Tokugawa shogunate".

Events of the Edo Period

Battle of Sekigahara (1600)

Tokugawa Ieyasu becomes shogun establishing the Edo shogunate (1603)

Winter Siege of Osaka (1614)

Summer Siege of Osaka (1615)

Eruption of Mt. Fuji (1707)

Restoration of the Imperial rule (1867)



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