Tokugawa Memorial Foundation

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Tokugawa Memorial Foundation
Tokugawa family crest.svg
Founded2003
Founder Tokugawa Tsunenari
Type Non-operating private foundation
Location
Key people
President - Tokugawa Tsunenari
Website Tokugawa.ne.jp

The Tokugawa Memorial Foundation (Japanese: 徳川記念財団) was established in late 2003. Its objective is to preserve and administer the historical objects, art, armor and documents that have been passed down in the Tokugawa family over the generations, display them for the general public and provide assistance to academic research on topics concerning historical Japan.

The president of the foundation is Tokugawa Tsunenari, 18th head of the Tokugawa clan.


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