Edo Period Edo Period (1603 - 1867)

The Edo period was an extended time of peace in Japanese history, and the richest time in the history of Feudal Japan. The period marks the governance of the Edo or Tokugawa Shogunate which was also officially established in 1603 by the first Edo shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. On the shogun's control, external influence on Japan was limited politically, economically and religiously, and only China and Holland enjoyed the right to visit Japan.

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