Meaning

Primary

Tokugawa

Alternative

Tokugawa Shogun

Word Type

proper noun

Explanation

This is one of those words that makes more sense when you look at the reading. The "Virtue River" isn't some virtuous river, it's in fact the Tokugawa family name, also known as the Tokugawa Shogun. They ran Japan for a while, you know?

Reading

とくがわ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The readings are and the vocab put together into one word. Once you can read this, you'll know the meaning too, so focus on the reading for this one.

Context

Context Sentences

彼女は歴女で、徳川幕府にはとても精通しています。

She likes Japanese history and is very familiar with the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Kanji Composition