By Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey

Tsunayoshi (1646-1709), the 5th Tokugawa shogun, is considered by means of many as a tyrant. His legislation of Compassion, which made the maltreatment of canines an offense punishable through loss of life, earned him the nickname puppy Shogun. This paintings offers an research of Tsunayoshi's heritage, which sheds new gentle on his character and his rules.

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