Tokugawa Yoshinobu

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Tokugawa Yoshinobu


  • Title: 徳川慶喜
  • Title (romaji): Tokugawa Yoshinobu
  • Also known as: Tokugawa Generations
  • Episodes: 49
  • Genre: Jidaigeki renzoku drama
  • Viewership: Ep1=24.4, High=29.7, Avg=21.1
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 1998-Jan-04 to 1998-Dec-13
  • Air time: Sunday 20:00


The 37th NHK Taiga Drama is Tokugawa Yoshinobu. The series focuses on the life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the 15th and final ruler of the Tokugawa period. Born the seventh son of Lord Nariaki of Mito, Yoshinobu is named shogun when he is just 29 years old. With a wisdom and vision beyond his years, he tries to prolong the life of this 200-year-old dynasty which began with Ieyasu. However, he is unable to forestall the winds of revolution as clans in Choshu, Satsuma and Tosa, with the help of the Imperial Court, clamor for change.

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