Tokugawa Ieyasu


Tokugawa Ieyasu

1542-1616

This monument depicts Matsudaira Motoyasu, who was able to return home to Okazaki as a result of the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, here in his youthful days at the age of 25 when he renamed himself Tokugawa Ieyasu, previously having gone by Matsudaira Ieyasu.

Encompassed here is a desire for children to learn “to confront hardships and carve out one’s own future” from the figure of this local hero who turned difficulty into opportunity, and achieved the unification of the country and creation of a peaceful society.

The sculpture and calligraphy were commissioned to Kanbe Mineo of the Japan Art Academy and 18th Head of the Tokugawa Family, Tokugawa Tsunenari respectively.

Contributions from a variety of individuals, corporations, and organizations were used in the creation of this statue.

Tokugawa Ieyasu

1542-1616

This monument depicts Matsudaira Motoyasu, who was able to return home to Okazaki as a result of the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, here in his youthful days at the age of 25 when he renamed himself Tokugawa Ieyasu, previously having gone by Matsudaira Ieyasu.

Encompassed here is a desire for children to learn “to confront hardships and carve out one’s own future” from the figure of this local hero who turned difficulty into opportunity, and achieved the unification of the country and creation of a peaceful society.

The sculpture and calligraphy were commissioned to Kanbe Mineo of the Japan Art Academy and 18th Head of the Tokugawa Family, Tokugawa Tsunenari respectively.

Contributions from a variety of individuals, corporations, and organizations were used in the creation of this statue.