Tokugawa Iemitsu was the 3 rd Shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty. As grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu, he ruled Japan from 1623 – 1651 and was known as a ruthless commander who crucified Christians, forced his younger brother to commit suicide, expelled Europeans and closed off Japan from the rest of the world in what became known as sakoku , which lasted for 200 years.

Source: Ink Paintings by Tokugawa Iemitsu Casts Different Light on Ruthless Leader

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