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Sekigahara



Introduction of Sekigahara
Town of SW Gifu prefecture, on central Honshu, 16mi WSW of Gifu. In 1600, it was the scene of a crucialbattle for the control of Japan. The ShogunTokugawa Iyeyasu defeated the forces of Ishida Mitsunariwho led the forces of Hideyoshi son and heir.The Shogun Iyeyusu initiated the Tokugawa Shogunate,under which Japan was closed to foreign penetrationuntil the mid-19th century.Town of SW Gifu prefecture, on central Honshu, 16mi WSW of Gifu. In 1600, it was the scene of a crucialbattle for the control of Japan. The ShogunTokugawa Iyeyasu defeated the forces of Ishida Mitsunariwho led the forces of Hideyoshi son and heir.The Shogun Iyeyusu initiated the Tokugawa Shogunate,under which Japan was closed to foreign penetrationuntil the mid-19th century.

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