Background and his family
Tokugawa Ieyasu was born in the year 1526 in Matsudaira Takechiyo. He was son of Lord Matsudaira Hirotada of province of Mikawa. During civil war which was a violent between territorials lords which lasted for almost a century. In the year 1550 his family split one side sought to be a vassals of Imagawa clan while the other side ought Oda clan. The murder of Matsudaira who was Ieyasu paternal grandfather was due to family hostility (BBC, 2013).
Oda clan invaded Mikawa in the year 1548. At the age of four he was sent as