Many important historical events took place in this region surrounding Nagoya. Let's visit some of them.
The Battle of Sekigahara refers to the war that took place on September 15, 1600. Following the death of the then ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Commander Tokugawa Ieyasu (the Eastern Army), who aspired to rule the country, fought against Commander Ishida Mitsunari (the Western Army) who pledged loyalty to Hideyoshi's son, Hideyori. Tokugawa Ieyasu won the battle and established the foundation of the Edo period which lasted later on for 260 years. Sekigahara, a name that any Japanese people has heard of, is drawing tourist attention as a historic scene.
Meiji-mura is one of Japan's best outdoor museums exhibiting various cultural assets of the Meiji period, including the ten important cultural assets.
Meiji period, which started in 1868, is the time when Japan ended its seclusion policy, Sakoku, and started adopting European and American cultures and institutions to build a foundation of a modern country. Architecture of Meiji period is based on the traditional wooden structure technology, while it also reflects Western techniques and materials.
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