Saturday, October 23, 2004
Princess Kazu (1860)
She was the sister of Emperor Komei and married into the Tokugawa Family. During the Tokugawa (Edo) Era the Emperor was the titular head of the Japanese government but had no power outside of his role of the head of the Shinto religion. The Shogun had power over the countries government. It was common for the Tokugawa family to marry royal daughters to legitimize their rule.