Tokugawa Iemitsu was the third shōgun of the Tokugawa dynasty. He was the eldest son of Iemitsu also had well-known homosexual preferences, and it is speculated he was the last direct male descendant of Tokugawa Ieyasu, thereby .
Records of men who have sex with men in Japan date back to ancient times. Western scholars have identified these as evidence of homosexuality in Japan.
Homosexuality was quite common among Japanese samurai and Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu; Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi; Shogun.