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Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
(豊臣 秀吉, March 17, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a preeminent daimyō, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period[1] who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier".[2] He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Warring Lords period. The period of his rule is often called the Momoyama period, named after Hideyoshi's castle. After his death, his young son Hideyori was displaced by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Hideyoshi is noted for a number of cultural legacies, including the restriction that only members of the samurai class could bear arms. He financed the construction, restoration and rebuilding of many temples standing today in Kyoto. Outside of Japan, he is best known for ordering the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98). This was the greatest war in East Asia up to the Second World War, when Japan would again attempt to invade the mainland.


1 Early life 2 Service under Nobunaga

2.1 Battle of Okehazama 2.2 Siege of Inabayama Castle 2.3 Battle of Anegawa

3 Rise to power

3.1 Battle of Yamazaki
Battle of Yamazaki
and conflict with Katsuie 3.2 Constructing of Osaka Castle 3.3 Battle of Komaki and Nagakute

4 Pinnacle of power

4.1 Unified Japan 4.2 Siege of Odawara 4.3 Death of Sen no Rikyu

5 Decline of power

5.1 First campaign against Korea 5.2 Succession dispute 5.3 Twenty-six martyrs of Japan 5.4 Second campaign against Korea

6 Death 7 Cultural legacy 8 Names 9 In popular culture 10 Honours 11 Family

11.1 Wife and Concubine 11.2 Children 11.3 Adopted Sons 11.4 Adopted Daughters 11.5 Grandchildren

12 See also 13 Notes 14 References 15 External links

Early life[edit]

Nakamura park, traditionally Hideyoshi's birthplace

Very little is known for certain about Hideyoshi before 1570, when he begins to appear in surviving documents and letters. His autobiography starts in 1577 but in it Hideyoshi spoke very little about his past. According to tradition, he was born in Owari Province, the home of the Oda clan
Oda clan
(present day Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
in Aichi Prefecture). He was born of no traceable samurai lineage, being the son of a peasant-ashigaru (foot soldier) named Yaemon.[3] He had no surname, and his childhood given name was Hiyoshi-maru (日吉丸) ("Bounty of the Sun") although variations exist. Yaemon died in 1543, when Hideyoshi was 7, the younger of two children, his sibling being an older sister.[4] Many legends describe Hideyoshi being sent to study at a temple as a young man, but he rejected temple life and went in search of adventure.[5] Under the name Kinoshita Tōkichirō (木下 藤吉郎), he first joined the Imagawa clan
Imagawa clan
as a servant to a local ruler named Matsushita Yukitsuna (松下之綱). He traveled all the way to the lands of Imagawa Yoshimoto, daimyō of Suruga Province, and served there for a time, only to abscond with a sum of money entrusted to him by Matsushita Yukitsuna. Service under Nobunaga[edit] Battle of Okehazama[edit] Main article: Battle of Okehazama

100 Aspects of the Moon No. 7, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: "Mount Inaba Moon" 1885, 12th month. The young Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
(then named Kinoshita Tōkichirō) leads a small group assaulting the castle on Mount Inaba

In 1558, he joined the Oda clan, now headed by Oda Nobunaga, as an ashigaru.[5] He became one of Nobunaga's sandal-bearers and was present at the Battle of Okehazama
Battle of Okehazama
in 1560 when Nobunaga defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto
Imagawa Yoshimoto
to become one of the most powerful warlords in the Sengoku period. According to his biographers, he supervised the repair of Kiyosu Castle, a claim described as "apocryphal",[6] and managed the kitchen. In 1561, Hideyoshi married One who was Asano Nagakatsu's adopted daughter. He carried out repairs on Sunomata Castle
Sunomata Castle
with his younger brother Toyotomi Hidenaga
Toyotomi Hidenaga
and the bandits Hachisuka Masakatsu
Hachisuka Masakatsu
and Maeno Nagayasu. Hideyoshi's efforts were well received because Sunomata was in enemy territory. He constructed a fort in Sunomata,[7] according to legend overnight, and discovered a secret route into Mount Inaba after which much of the garrison surrendered. Siege of Inabayama Castle[edit] Main article: Siege of Inabayama Castle Hideyoshi was very successful as a negotiator. In 1564, he managed to convince, mostly with liberal bribes, a number of Mino warlords to desert the Saitō clan. Hideyoshi approached many Saitō clan samurai and convinced them to submit to Nobunaga, including the Saitō clan's strategist, Takenaka Shigeharu. Nobunaga's easy victory at Inabayama Castle in 1567 was largely due to Hideyoshi's efforts,[8] and despite his peasant origins, Hideyoshi became one of Nobunaga's most distinguished generals, eventually taking the name Hashiba Hideyoshi (羽柴 秀吉). The new surname included two characters, one each from Oda's two other right-hand men, Niwa Nagahide
Niwa Nagahide
(丹羽 長秀) and Shibata Katsuie
Shibata Katsuie
(柴田 勝家). Battle of Anegawa[edit] Main article: Battle of Anegawa Hideyoshi led troops in the Battle of Anegawa
Battle of Anegawa
in 1570 in which Oda Nobunaga allied with Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
to lay siege to two fortresses of the Azai and Asakura clans.[6][9] He participated in the 1573 Siege of Nagashima.[10] In 1573, after victorious campaigns against the Azai and Asakura, Nobunaga appointed Hideyoshi daimyō of three districts in the northern part of Ōmi Province. Initially based at the former Azai headquarters in Odani, Hideyoshi moved to Kunitomo, and renamed the city Nagahama in tribute to Nobunaga. Hideyoshi later moved to the port at Imahama on Lake Biwa. From there he began work on Imahama Castle and took control of the nearby Kunitomo firearms factory that had been established some years previously by the Azai and Asakura. Under Hideyoshi's administration the factory's output of firearms increased dramatically.[11] He fought in the Battle of Nagashino.[12] Nobunaga sent Hideyoshi to Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle
to conquer the Chūgoku region
Chūgoku region
from the Mori clan in 1576. He then fought in the 1577 Battle of Tedorigawa, the Siege of Miki, the Siege of Itami (1579), and the 1582 Siege of Takamatsu.[10] Rise to power[edit] Battle of Yamazaki
Battle of Yamazaki
and conflict with Katsuie[edit] Main articles: Battle of Yamazaki
Battle of Yamazaki
and Battle of Shizugatake After the assassinations at Honnō-ji of Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga
and his eldest son Nobutada in 1582 at the hands of Akechi Mitsuhide, Hideyoshi, seeking vengeance for the death of his beloved lord, made peace with the Mōri clan and defeated Akechi at the Battle of Yamazaki. At a meeting at Kiyosu to decide on a successor to Nobunaga, Hideyoshi cast aside the apparent candidate, Oda Nobutaka
Oda Nobutaka
and his advocate, Oda clan's chief general, Shibata Katsuie, by supporting Nobutada's young son, Oda Hidenobu.[13] Having won the support of the other two Oda elders, Niwa Nagahide
Niwa Nagahide
and Ikeda Tsuneoki, Hideyoshi established Hidenobu's position, as well as his own influence in the Oda clan. Tension quickly escalated between Hideyoshi and Katsuie, and at the Battle of Shizugatake
Battle of Shizugatake
in the following year, Hideyoshi destroyed Katsuie's forces[14] and thus consolidated his own power, absorbing most of the Oda clan
Oda clan
into his control. Constructing of Osaka Castle[edit] See also: Osaka Castle

Japan around 1582

In 1583, Hideyoshi began construction of Osaka Castle. Built on the site of the temple Ishiyama Hongan-ji
Ishiyama Hongan-ji
destroyed by Nobunaga,[15] the castle would become the last stronghold of the Toyotomi clan
Toyotomi clan
after Hideyoshi's death. Battle of Komaki and Nagakute[edit] Main article: Battle of Komaki and Nagakute Nobunaga's other son, Oda Nobukatsu, remained hostile to Hideyoshi. He allied himself with Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the two sides fought at the inconclusive Battle of Komaki and Nagakute. It ultimately resulted in a stalemate, although Hideyoshi's forces were delivered a heavy blow.[7] Finally, Hideyoshi made peace with Nobukatsu, ending the pretext for war between the Tokugawa and Hashiba clans. Hideyoshi sent Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
his younger sister Asahi no kata
Asahi no kata
and mother Ōmandokoro
as hostages. Ieyasu eventually agreed to become a vassal of Hideyoshi. Pinnacle of power[edit]

of Hideyoshi

Letter from Duarte de Meneses, viceroy of Portuguese India, to Hideyoshi dated April 1588, concerning the suppression of Christians, a National Treasure of Japan[16][17]

Like Nobunaga before him, Hideyoshi never achieved the title of shōgun. Instead, he arranged to have himself adopted by Konoe Sakihisa, one of the most noble men belonging to the Fujiwara clan, and secured a succession of high court titles including, in 1585, the prestigious position of Imperial Regent (kampaku).[18] In 1586, Hideyoshi was formally given the new clan name Toyotomi (instead of Fujiwara) by the imperial court.[7] He built a lavish palace, the Jurakudai, in 1587 and entertained the reigning emperor, Go-Yōzei, the following year.[19] Unified Japan[edit] Afterwards, Hideyoshi subjugated Kii Province[20] and conquered Shikoku under the Chōsokabe clan.[21] He also took control of Etchū Province[22] and conquered Kyūshū.[23] In 1587, Hideyoshi banished Christian missionaries from Kyūshū
to exert greater control over the Kirishitan
daimyōs.[24] However, since he made much of trade with Europeans, individual Christians were overlooked unofficially. In 1588, Hideyoshi forbade ordinary peasants from owning weapons and started a sword hunt to confiscate arms.[25] The swords were melted down to create a statue of the Buddha. This measure effectively stopped peasant revolts and ensured greater stability at the expense of freedom of the individual daimyōs. Siege of Odawara[edit] Main article: Siege of Odawara (1590) The 1590 Siege of Odawara against the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region[26] eliminated the last resistance to Hideyoshi's authority. His victory signified the end of the Sengoku period. During this siege, Hideyoshi offered Ieyasu the eight Hōjō-ruled provinces in the Kantō region
Kantō region
in exchange for the submission of Ieyasu's five provinces. Ieyasu accepted this proposal. Death of Sen no Rikyu[edit] In February 1591, Hideyoshi ordered Sen no Rikyū to commit suicide.[27] Rikyū had been a trusted retainer and master of the tea ceremony under both Hideyoshi and Nobunaga. Under Hideyoshi's patronage, Rikyū made significant changes to the aesthetics of the tea ceremony that had lasting influence over many aspects of Japanese culture. Even after Rikyū's death, Hideyoshi is said to have built his many construction projects based upon aesthetics promoted by Rikyū. Following Rikyū's death, Hideyoshi turned his attentions from tea ceremony to Noh, which he had been studying since becoming Imperial Regent. During his brief stay in Nagoya Castle in what is today Saga Prefecture, on Kyūshū, Hideyoshi memorized the shite (lead roles) parts of ten Noh
plays, which he then performed, forcing various daimyōs to accompany him onstage as the waki (secondary, accompanying role). He even performed before the emperor.[28] Decline of power[edit] The stability of the Toyotomi dynasty after Hideyoshi's death was put in doubt with the death of his son Tsurumatsu in September 1591. The three-year-old was his only child. When his half-brother Hidenaga died shortly after, Hideyoshi named his nephew Hidetsugu his heir, adopting him in January 1592. Hideyoshi resigned as kampaku to take the title of taikō (retired regent). Hidetsugu succeeded him as kampaku.

Houkokubyo (Mausoleum of Toyotomi Hideyoshi) Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

With Hideyoshi's health beginning to falter, but still yearning for some accomplishment to solidify his legacy, he adopted Oda Nobunaga's dream of a Japanese conquest of China and launched the conquest of the Ming dynasty
Ming dynasty
by way of Korea (at the time known as Koryu or Joseon).[29] Hideyoshi had been communicating with the Koreans since 1587 requesting unmolested passage into China. As an ally of Ming China, the Joseon
government of the time at first refused talks entirely, and in April and July 1591 also refused demands that Japanese troops be allowed to march through Korea. The government of Joseon
was concerned that allowing Japanese troops to march through Korea (Joseon) would mean that masses of Ming Chinese troops would battle Hideyoshi's troops on Korean soil before they could reach China, putting Korean security at risk. In August 1591, Hideyoshi ordered preparations for an invasion of Korea to begin. First campaign against Korea[edit] Main article: Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598) In the first campaign, Hideyoshi appointed Ukita Hideie
Ukita Hideie
as field marshal, and had him go to the Korean peninsula in April 1592. Konishi Yukinaga occupied Seoul, which had been the capital of the Joseon dynasty of Korea, on May 10. After Seoul
fell easily, Japanese commanders held a war council in June in Seoul
and determined targets of subjugation called Hachidokuniwari (literally, dividing the country into eight routes) by each corps (the First Division of Konishi Yukinaga and others from Pyeongan Province, the Second Division of Katō Kiyomasa
Katō Kiyomasa
and others from Hangyong Province, the Third Division of Kuroda Nagamasa
Kuroda Nagamasa
and others from Hwanghae Province, the Fourth Division of Mōri Yoshinari and others from Gangwon Province; the Fifth Division of Fukushima Masanori
Fukushima Masanori
and others from Chungcheong Province; the Sixth Division by Kobayakawa Takakage
Kobayakawa Takakage
and others from Jeolla Province, the Seventh Division by Mōri Terumoto
Mōri Terumoto
and others from Gyeongsang Province, and the Eighth Division of Ukita Hideie
Ukita Hideie
and others from Gyeonggi Province). In only four months, Hideyoshi's forces had a route into Manchuria
and occupied much of Korea. The Korean king Seonjo of Joseon
escaped to Uiju
and requested military intervention from China. In 1593, the Wanli Emperor
Wanli Emperor
of Ming China sent an army under general Li Rusong to block the planned Japanese invasion of China and recapture the Korean peninsula. The Ming army of 43,000 soldiers headed by Li Ru-song proceeded to attack Pyongyang. On January 7, 1593, the Ming relief forces under Li recaptured Pyongyang and surrounded Seoul, but Kobayakawa Takakage, Ukita Hideie, Tachibana Muneshige and Kikkawa Hiroie won the Battle of Byeokjegwan in the suburbs of Seoul. At the end of the first campaign, Japan's entire navy was destroyed by Admiral Yi Sun-sin
Yi Sun-sin
of Korea whose base was located in a part of Korea the Japanese could not control. This, in effect, put an end to Japan's dream of conquering China as the Koreans simply destroyed Japan's ability to re-supply their troops who were bogged down in Pyongyang. Succession dispute[edit]

Toyotomi Hideyori

The birth of Hideyoshi's second son in 1593, Hideyori, created a potential succession problem. To avoid it, Hideyoshi exiled his nephew and heir Hidetsugu to Mount Kōya
Mount Kōya
and then ordered him to commit suicide in August 1595. Hidetsugu's family members who did not follow his example were then murdered in Kyoto, including 31 women and several children.[30] Twenty-six martyrs of Japan[edit] On February 5, 1597, Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
had twenty-six Christians killed as an example to Japanese who wanted to convert to Christianity. They are known as the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan. They included five European Franciscan
missionaries, one Mexican Franciscan missionary, three Japanese Jesuits
and seventeen Japanese laymen including three young boys. They were executed by public crucifixion in Nagasaki.[31]

The Christian martyrs of Nagasaki, 16–17th-century Japanese painting

Second campaign against Korea[edit] After several years of negotiations (broken off because envoys of both sides falsely reported to their masters that the opposition had surrendered), Hideyoshi appointed Kobayakawa Hideaki
Kobayakawa Hideaki
to lead a renewed invasion of Korea, but their efforts on the peninsula met with less success than the first invasion. Japanese troops remained pinned down in Gyeongsang Province. In June 1598, the Japanese forces turned back several Chinese offensives in Suncheon
and Sacheon, but they were unable to make further progress as the Ming army prepared for a final assault. The Koreans continually harassed Japanese forces through guerrilla warfare. While Hideyoshi's battle at Sacheon
was a major Japanese victory, all three parties to the war were exhausted. He told his commander in Korea, "Don't let my soldiers become spirits in a foreign land."[2] Death[edit] Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
died September 18, 1598. His death was kept secret by the Council of Five Elders
Council of Five Elders
to preserve morale, and the Japanese forces in Korea were ordered to withdraw back to Japan by the Council of Five Elders. Because of his failure to capture Korea, Hideyoshi's forces were unable to invade China. Rather than strengthen his position, the military expeditions left his clan's coffers and fighting strength depleted, his vassals at odds over responsibility for the failure, and the clans that were loyal to the Toyotomi name weakened. The dream of a Japanese conquest of China was put on hold indefinitely. The Tokugawa government later not only prohibited any further military expeditions to the Asian mainland, but closed Japan to nearly all foreigners during the years of the Tokugawa shogunate. It was not until the late 19th century that Japan again fought a war against China through Korea, using much the same route that Hideyoshi's invasion force had used. After his death, the other members of the Council of Five Regents were unable to keep the ambitions of Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
in check. Two of Hideyoshi's top generals, Katō Kiyomasa
Katō Kiyomasa
and Fukushima Masanori, had fought bravely during the war but returned to find the Toyotomi clan castellan Ishida Mitsunari
Ishida Mitsunari
in power. He held the generals in contempt, and they sided with Tokugawa Ieyasu. Hideyoshi's underage son and designated successor Hideyori lost the power his father once held, and Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
was declared shōgun following the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. Cultural legacy[edit]

A replicated Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
has been created on the site of Hideyoshi's great donjon. The iconic castle has become a symbol of Osaka's re-emergence as a great city after its devastation in World War II.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
changed Japanese society in many ways. These include imposition of a rigid class structure, restriction on travel, and surveys of land and production. Class reforms affected commoners and warriors. During the Sengoku period, it had become common for peasants to become warriors, or for samurai to farm due to the constant uncertainty caused by the lack of centralized government and always tentative peace. Upon taking control, Hideyoshi decreed that all peasants be disarmed completely.[32] Conversely, he required samurai to leave the land and take up residence in the castle towns.[33][34] This solidified the social class system for the next 300 years. Furthermore, he ordered comprehensive surveys and a complete census of Japan. Once this was done and all citizens were registered, he required all Japanese to stay in their respective han (fiefs) unless they obtained official permission to go elsewhere. This ensured order in a period when bandits still roamed the countryside and peace was still new. The land surveys formed the basis for systematic taxation.[35] In 1590, Hideyoshi completed construction of the Osaka Castle, the largest and most formidable in all Japan, to guard the western approaches to Kyoto. In that same year, Hideyoshi banned "unfree labor" or slavery,[36] but forms of contract and indentured labor persisted alongside the period penal codes' forced labor.[37] Hideyoshi also influenced the material culture of Japan. He lavished time and money on the tea ceremony, collecting implements, sponsoring lavish social events, and patronizing acclaimed masters. As interest in the tea ceremony rose among the ruling class, so too did demand for fine ceramic implements, and during the course of the Korean campaigns, not only were large quantities of prized ceramic ware confiscated, many Korean artisans were forcibly relocated to Japan.[38] Inspired by the dazzling Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, he had the Golden Tea Room constructed, which was covered with gold leaf and lined inside with red gossamer. Using this mobile innovation, he was able to practice the tea ceremony wherever he went, powerfully projecting his unrivaled power and status upon his arrival. Politically, he set up a governmental system that balanced out the most powerful Japanese warlords (or daimyōs). A council was created to include the most influential lords. At the same time, a regent was designated to be in command. Just before his death, Hideyoshi hoped to set up a system stable enough to survive until his son grew old enough to become the next leader.[39] A Council of Five Elders
Council of Five Elders
(五大老, go-tairō) was formed, consisting of the five most powerful daimyōs. Following the death of Maeda Toshiie, however, Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
began to secure alliances, including political marriages (which had been forbidden by Hideyoshi). Eventually, the pro-Toyotomi forces fought against the Tokugawa in the Battle of Sekigahara. Ieyasu won and received the title of Seii-tai Shōgun
two years later. Hideyoshi is commemorated at several Toyokuni Shrines scattered over Japan. Ieyasu left in place the majority of Hideyoshi's decrees and built his shogunate upon them. This ensured that Hideyoshi's cultural legacy remained. In a letter to his wife, Hideyoshi wrote:

I mean to do glorious deeds and I am ready for a long siege, with provisions and gold and silver in plenty, so as to return in triumph and leave a great name behind me. I desire you to understand this and to tell it to everybody.[40]

Names[edit] Because of his low birth with no family name, to the eventual achievement of Imperial Regent, the title of highest imperial nobility, Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
had quite a few names throughout his life. At birth, he was given the name Hiyoshi-maru (日吉丸). At genpuku, he took the name Kinoshita Tōkichirō (木下 藤吉郎). Later, he was given the surname Hashiba and the honorary court office Chikuzen no Kami; as a result, he was styled Hashiba Chikuzen no Kami Hideyoshi (羽柴筑前守秀吉). His surname remained Hashiba even as he was granted the new uji or sei (氏 or 姓, clan name) Toyotomi by the emperor. His name is correctly Toyotomi no Hideyoshi. Using the writing system of his time, his name is written as 豐臣 秀吉. The Toyotomi uji was simultaneously granted to a number of Hideyoshi's chosen allies, who adopted the new uji "豊臣朝臣" (Toyotomi no asomi, courtier of Toyotomi). The Catholic sources of the time referred to him as "emperor Taicosama" (from taikō, a retired kampaku (see Sesshō and Kampaku), and the honorific -sama). Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
had been given the nickname Kozaru, meaning "little monkey", from his lord Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga
because his facial features and skinny form resembled that of a monkey. He was also known as the "bald rat". In popular culture[edit] He was portrayed by Lee Hyo-jung in the 2004–2005 KBS1
TV series Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Hyouge Mono (へうげもの Hepburn: Hyōge Mono, "Jocular Fellow") is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Yamada. It was adapted into an anime series in 2011, and includes a fictional depiction of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's life. Honours[edit]

Senior First Rank (August 18, 1915; posthumous)


Father: Kinoshita Yaemon (d. 1543) Mother: Ōmandokoro
(1513–1592) Adopted Father: Konoe Sakihisa Siblings:

Toyotomi Hidenaga Tomo, married Soeda Jinbae Asahi no kata

Wife and Concubine[edit]

Nene, or One, later Kōdai-in. Wife. Yodo-dono, or Chacha, later Daikōin, daughter of Azai Nagamasa Minami-dono, daughter of Yamana Toyokuni Minami no Tsubone, daughter of Yamana Toyokuni Matsu no Maru-dono or Kyōgoku Tatsuko, daughter of Kyōgoku Takayoshi Kaga-dono or Maahime, daughter of Maeda Toshiie Kaihime, daughter of Narita Ujinaga Kusu no Tsubone later Hokoin, daughter of Azai Nagamasa Sonnomaru-dono, daughter of Oda Nobunaga Sanjo-dono or Tora, daughter of Gamō Katahide Himeji-dono, daughter of Oda Nobukane Hirozawa no Tsubone, daughter of Kunimitsu Kyosho Ōshima or Shimako later Gekkein, daughter of Ashikaga Yorizumi Anrunkin or Otane no Kata Ofuku later Enyu-in, daughter of Miura Noto no Kami and mother of Ukita Hideie



Hashiba Hidekatsu (Ishimatsumaru) (1570–1576) by Minami-dono daughter


Toyotomi Tsurumatsu (1589–1591) by Yodo-dono Toyotomi Hideyori
Toyotomi Hideyori
by Yodo-dono

Adopted Sons[edit]

Hashiba Hidekatsu (Otsugimaru), fourth son of Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobutaka
Oda Nobutaka
later Toyotomi Takajuro (1576–1602), seventh son of Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobuyoshi later Toyotomi Musashimori (1573–1615), eight son of Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobuyoshi (d. 1609), tenth son of Oda Nobunaga Ukita Hideie, son of Ukita Naoie Toyotomi Hidetsugu, first son of Hideyoshi's sister, Tomo with Miyoshi Kazumichi Toyotomi Hidekatsu (1569–1592), second son of Hideyoshi's sister, Tomo with Miyoshi Kazumichi Toyotomi Hideyasu (1579–1595), Third son of Hideyoshi's sister, Tomo with Miyoshi Kazumichi Yūki Hideyasu, Tokugawa Ieyasu's second son Ikeda Nagayoshi, third son of Ikeda Nobuteru Kobayakawa Hideaki, Hideyoshi's nephew from his wife, Nene Prince Hachijō Toshihito, sixth son of Prince Masahito

Adopted Daughters[edit]

Gohime (1574–1634), daughter of Maeda Toshiie
Maeda Toshiie
and married Ukita Hideie O-hime (1585–1591), daughter of Oda Nobukatsu and married Tokugawa Hidetada Oeyo, daughter of Azai Nagamasa
Azai Nagamasa
and married Saji Kazunari, Toyotomi Hidekatsu, Tokugawa Hidetada Konoe Sakiko, daughter of Konoe Sakihisa and married Emperor Go-Yōzei Chikurin-in, daughter of Ōtani Yoshitsugu
Ōtani Yoshitsugu
and married to Sanada Yukimura. They had two sons, Sanada Daisuke and Sanada Daihachi, and some daughters. Known as Akihime and Riyohime Toyotomi Sadako (1592–1658), daughter of Toyotomi Hidekatsu with Oeyo
later become adopted daughter of Tokugawa Hidetada
Tokugawa Hidetada
and married Kujō Yukiie Daizen-in, daughter of Toyotomi Hidenaga
Toyotomi Hidenaga
and married Mōri Hidemoto Kikuhime, daughter of Toyotomi Hidenaga
Toyotomi Hidenaga
and married Toyotomi Hideyasu Maeda Kikuhime (1578-1584), daughter of Maeda Toshiie


Toyotomi Kunimatsu Tenshuni (ja) (1609–1645)

See also[edit]

Japan portal History portal Biography portal

People of the Sengoku period
Sengoku period
in popular culture#Toyotomi Hideyoshi Tokugawa Ieyasu Itsukushima's Senjokaku Hall


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Regnal titles

Preceded by Konoe Sakihisa Kampaku 1585–1591 Succeeded by Toyotomi Hidetsugu

Government offices

Preceded by Fujiwara no Sakihisa Daijō Daijin 1585–1591 Succeeded by Tokugawa Ieyasu

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Campaigns of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Anegawa Kanegasaki Odani Castle Kōzuki Castle Tedorigawa Itami Miki Tottori Takamatsu Yamazaki Uchidehama Shizugatake Komaki and Nagakute Kaganoi Takehana Kanie Toyama Negoro-ji Ōta Castle Shikoku & Ichinomiya Kyūshū Hachigata Odawara Shimoda Oshi Korea

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Prominent people of the Sengoku period

Three major daimyōs

Oda Nobunaga Toyotomi Hideyoshi Tokugawa Ieyasu


Ashikaga Yoshiharu Ashikaga Yoshiteru Ashikaga Yoshihide Ashikaga Yoshiaki Tokugawa Hidetada


Go-Kashiwabara Go-Nara Ōgimachi Go-Yōzei

Other daimyōs

List of daimyōs from the Sengoku period


Hikita Bungorō Kamiizumi Nobutsuna Miyamoto Musashi Sasaki Kojirō Tadashima Akiyama Tsukahara Bokuden Tsutsumi Hōzan Yagyū Munenori Yagyū Munetoshi

Ninja, rogues and mercenaries

Fūma Kotarō Hattori Hanzō Ishikawa Goemon Katō Danzō Kirigakure Shikaemon Kōzuki Sasuke Nakamura Chōbei Ohama Kagetaka Saika Magoichi

Suzuki Sadayu Suzuki Shigehide Suzuki Shigetomo

Suzuki Magoroku Igasaki Dōshun

Monks and other religious figures

Ankokuji Ekei Hongan-ji Kennyo Hon'inbō Sansa Ishin Sūden Jion Nankōbō Tenkai Rennyo Sessai Chōrō Shimozuma Chūkō Shimozuma Rairen Shimozuma Rairyū Takuan Sōhō


Ii Naotora Ikeda Sen Kaihime Komatsuhime Maeda Matsu Ōhōri Tsuruhime Tachibana Ginchiyo Otatsu No Kata Myorin Otsune

Other women

Asahihime Chacha Chikurin-in Dota Gozen Gotokuhime Hosokawa Gracia Izumo no Okuni Kitsuno Kyōgoku Maria Kyōgoku Tatsuko Nene Nōhime Oeyo Oichi Ohatsu Okaji no Kata Lady Kasuga Lady Saigō Lady Tsukiyama Senhime Sentōin Tobai-in Tokuhime

See also

List of samurai from the Sengoku period

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