|12th Tokugawa Shogun|
|Preceded by||Tokugawa Ienari|
|Succeeded by||Tokugawa Iesada|
|Born||22 June 1793|
|Died||27 July 1853(aged 60)|
Shortly after the arrival of U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry, in 1853, whose purpose was to negotiate a treaty allowing American trade with Japan, Tokugawa Ieyoshi died, and was succeeded by his third son Tokugawa Iesada. The following year the Tokugawa shogunate was forced to accept the American demands after signing the Convention of Kanagawa.
Events of Ieyoshi's bakufu
Eras of Ieyoshi's bakufu
In popular culture
Tokugawa Ieyoshi is a minor character in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," although he is not named. In a departure from history, the musical depicts him being murdered by his mother for political reasons, using poisoned chrysanthemum tea.
- Hall, John Whitney et al. (1991). Early Modern Japan, p. 21.
- The American naval expedition planners did have the forethought to incorporate reference material written by men whose published accounts of Japan were based on first-hand experience. J.W. Spaulding brought with him books by Japanologists Engelbert Kaempfer, Carl Peter Thunberg, and Isaac Titsingh. -- Screech, T. (2006). Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822, p.73.
- Hall, John Whitney and Marius Jansen. (1991). Early Modern Japan: The Cambridge History of Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 10-ISBN 0-521-22355-5; 13-ISBN 978-0-521-22355-3; OCLC 62064695
- Screech, Timon. (2006). Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822. London: RoutledgeCurzon. 10-ISBN 0-7007-1720-X; 13-ISBN 978-0-7007-1720-0
- Totman, Conrad. (1967). Politics in the Tokugawa bakufu, 1600-1843. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. OCLC 279623
- National Archives of Japan: Illustrations of Road to Nikko, Tempo 14 (1843)