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“Learn about the powerful Tokugawas”

Tokugawa Art Museum
Ranked #12 of 336 things to do in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Among the most important of the Japanese shogunates, the Tokugawa clan established Edo/Tokyo and, after gaining control through wars, brought peace to the country. The first shogun, Ieyasu, was born and raised in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, not far from Nagoya. I chose to visit the Art Museum to learn more about the clan and to see artifacts from that era. The museum does not present everything you need to know about the Tokugawas, but it gives many interesting insights about life during that time.

One example is Noh theater. The daimyo supported Noh and you can see many artifacts associated with the musical dramas. There are beautiful examples of the robes and masks used.

There are also several other permanent exhibits. I highly recommend visiting this museum.

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Reviewed June 9, 2010

The Tokugawas were a powerful shogunate. This museum houses the family's vast collection of armour, art, textiles,ceramics. This place is a real treasure trove of historical items. English explanations are sparse, but most things are easy to figure out. Unfortunately the museum's giftshop does not have an English quide. The garden adjacent to the museum is quit pretty and also worth a visit. They offer a combined museum/garden ticket.

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