Tokugawa Yoshinobu, October 28, 1837 – November 22, 1913 was the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.

Tokugawa Yoshinobu, October 28, 1837 – November 22, 1913 was the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.

Prince Nagahisa Kitashirakawa and Sachiko Tokugawa

Prince Nagahisa Kitashirakawa and Sachiko Tokugawa

1890s - Oiran (花魁) were courtesans in Japan. The Oiran were the highest class of courtesan or yūjo (遊女) "woman of pleasure" in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters in Edo. S)

1890s - Oiran (花魁) were courtesans in Japan. The Oiran were the highest class of courtesan or yūjo (遊女) "woman of pleasure" in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters in Edo. S)

Japanese Imperial family's antique photograph.    Nashimotonomiya Morimasa (1874-1951) & Nshimoto Itsuko (1882-1976).   Weddings 1900.Meiji-era.

Japanese Imperial family's antique photograph. Nashimotonomiya Morimasa (1874-1951) & Nshimoto Itsuko (1882-1976). Weddings 1900.Meiji-era.

Oro, shown here on his wedding day, eventually settled down with a woman who was beautiful and possessed a good sense of humor.  http://www.amazon.com/Quintet-S-T-March-ebook/dp/B008J9QAVW/ref=sr_1_20?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421473379&sr=1-20&keywords=%22quintet%22

Oro, shown here on his wedding day, eventually settled down with a woman who was beautiful and possessed a good sense of humor. http://www.amazon.com/Quintet-S-T-March-ebook/dp/B008J9QAVW/ref=sr_1_20?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421473379&sr=1-20&keywords=%22quintet%22

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