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Tokugawa's Cherry Blossoms

The big guy, Tokugawa Ieyasu, striking a pose in front of some cherry blossoms. For those who don't know, Ieyasu was the first of the Tokugawa Shoguns, the de facto rulers of Japan for 250 or so years starting in 1603. He was born in Okazaki so he's kind of popular around here.

   

It's a nice statue, although a bit on the thin side from what I understand. But a fat Ieyasu wouldn't look quite as heroic, so one can easily see why the change was made. The cherry blossoms behind add a nice touch.

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Taken on April 10, 2011