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  Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi is one of the most significant shoguns in Japanese history.
Hideyoshi was the homeless son of a peasant.
Toyotomi also made samurai, who were the professional soldiers of Japan, into a separate class and forbade anyone from the non-samurai class to carry weapons.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Japan/02/shibano/shibano.htm   (1039 words)

 Net4TV Voice: Hideyoshi, Japan's Second Unifier: Part I
Hideyoshi correctly sensed that his power should rest upon the independence of the daimyo to manage their own domains, while also having them pay homage and fight his battles.
Hideyoshi’s holdings were not the largest in the country; in addition, two of his defeated foes were allowed to remain among the most powerful families in the new Japan.
Hideyoshi was well aware of how to use this psychology to his advantage, for the surrender and / or defeat of the most powerful daimyo was very likely a strong deterrent to upstarts.
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Hideyoshi's policies were a little different then previous rulers and some changes took place in the late 1580's.
The reason Hideyoshi retrieved all the peasant's weapons were to protect him from any uprising in the peasant class and more specifically a coup de tat.
Unfortunately, during his invasion in 1598, Hideyoshi was slain and the morale of the invasion faltered eventually leading to another Japanese defeat.
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 Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Hideyoshi's childhood name is recorded as Hiyoshimaru, or 'bounty of the sun', quite possibly a later embellishment contrived to give substance to a claim of divine inspiration Hideyoshi made regarding his birth.
Hideyoshi commanded troops at the Battle of Anegawa in 1570 and was active in Nobunaga's campaigns against the Asai and Asakura; he finally and definitively emerges into the light of history in 1573.
Hideyoshi, whose forces still controlled some territory in Korea's southern-most province (Kyongsang), could boast to Luis Frois later that year that "he had already conquered the kingdom of Korea." and that the Chinese "had sent him their submission".4 He further demanded that Luzon show him obedience, threatening to invade if this was not done.
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 Japanese history: Azuchi-Momoyama Period
In order to bring the country under absolute control, Hideyoshi destroyed many castles that were built throughout the country during the era of civil wars.
In 1597 Hideyoshi intensified the persecution of Christian missionaries, forbade further conversions, and executed 26 Franciscans as a warning.
Hideyoshi stubbornly didn't give in until the final evacuation from Korea in 1598, the same year in which he died.
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 Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was the second unifier of Japan after a period of more than 100 years of civil wars that had ravaged the country.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born as the son of a poor farmer in a village in Owari province.
Hideyoshi was a smart guy and his tactics in achieving his goals were different from those of Nobunaga.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinjitai (modern Japanese) writing: 豊臣秀吉; Kyūjitai (historical) writing: 豐臣秀吉; born Hiyoshi-maru 日吉丸; coming of age (Genpuku) as Kinoshita Tōkichirō 木下藤吉郎 and later made Hashiba and martial nobility in the style of Hashiba Chikuzen no Kami Hideyoshi 羽柴筑前守秀吉; 1536 - September 18, 1598), was a Sengoku daimyo who unified Japan.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born in what is now Nakamura-ku, Nagoya in Owari province, the home of the Oda clan.
Toyotomi's life is also frequently used as a source of inspiration in fictional works, films, and video games.
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 Toyotomi Hideyoshi
   Most of the measures that Hideyoshi employed would become the basis of Tokugawa rule only a decade later and were instrumental in the long period of domestic quiet that characterized the Tokugawa period (1603-1868).
Hideyoshi made class a permanent status for individuals and their offspring; in particular, he made the samurai ("servants"), who were the professional soldiers of Japan, into a separate class and forbade anyone from the non-samurai class to carry weapons or armor.
These loyalties ran deep, for Hideyoshi had amassed tremendous wealth and lavished it on the imperial court and on various lords throughout the country (hence his posthumous title, "Wealth of the Nation").
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/TOKJAPAN/TOYOTOMI.HTM   (575 words)

 The Madness of Hideyoshi
After Toyotomi Hideyoshi died and Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun, Japan experienced its longest era of peace ever (Sansom, 406.) Secondly, the Unifiers' success-specifically Oda Nobunaga's-in unifying Japan was directly related to their use of ji-samurai and ashigaru..
Hideyoshi's trust in the Kato, Mori, and Konishi was further displayed after his conquest of Kyushu; the Mori family was given most of Northern Kyushu as a fief (Sansom, 322.) Hideyoshi clearly trusted those families which he sent to Korea.
Hideyoshi, taking advantage of Oda Nobunaga's death, saw that Nobunaga's two sons were quarreling over succession, and, as Nobunaga's top general, placed Nobunaga's infant grandson, Samboshi in charge of the realm (Sansom, 311.) Thus, Hideyoshi was able to rise to power more easily because of the lack of a leader in the Oda family.
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 More Worlds to Conquer
Toyotomi Hideyoshi ranks as one of the most colorful figures in the whole bright pageant of Japanese history.
Hideyoshi's final challenge to his supremacy came in the south central region of Honshu, where the Hojo family, linked by marriage to Tokagawa Ieyasu, barred access to the Kanto Plain through the commanding position of their great castle at Odawara at the foot of the Hakone mountain range.
Hideyoshi destroyed many feudal strongholds, leaving defeated daimyo in possession of their estates and carefully relocated a number of fiefdoms by rewarding his supporters with confiscated lands.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Ket/C12/E1202.htm   (3696 words)

 Japan Reunification
A commoner by birth and without a surname, Hideyoshi was adopted by the Fujiwara family, given the surname Toyotomi, and granted the title kanpaku, representing civil and military control of all Japan.
Despite Hideyoshi's tremendous strength and the fear in which he was held, his position was far from secure.
Hideyoshi's major ambition was to conquer China, and in 1592, with an army of 200,000 troops, he invaded Korea, then a Chinese vassal state.
www.country-studies.com /japan/reunification.html   (981 words)

 Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire . Timeline - 1500s | PBS
Hideyoshi's response to the assassination of Nobunaga gave him a place of special importance and he quickly assumed the role of Japan's ruler.
Hideyoshi rewarded Ieyasu with eight provinces located in the Kanto plain and ordered him to move his headquarters to Edo, a swampy, backwater castle town far from the center of Japanese politics.
Hideyoshi unintentionally inspired Christians around Japan; new converts were recruited and Nagasaki became the center of Christian activity.
www.pbs.org /empires/japan/timeline_1500.html   (993 words)

 Toyotomi Hideyoshi Samurai Warlord - 1537-1598
Toyotomi was an unusual thing in Japan - the child of a commoner who managed to gain respect.
Hideyoshi and Ieyasu fought twice before the pair agreed to a peace.
Toyotomi decided that it was time to expand the empire.
www.lisashea.com /japan/articles/toyotomi.html   (297 words)

 Kamato And The Series
The massive army of Toyotomi Hideyoshi surrounded the castle in what has been called "the most unconventional siege lines in samurai history." The samurai were entertained by everything from concubines, prostitutes and musicians to acrobats, fire-eaters, and jugglers.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi won the battle and took Nobunaga's place, though he did not become a shogun.
This was the last engagement in Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Kyûshu Campaign and was highlighted by a suicidal Shimazu charge and a one-on-one duel between Niiro Tadamoto and Kato Kiyomasa.
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 Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Hideyoshi was brought up from a nameless peasant to be one of Nobunaga's top generals.
Hideyoshi defeated Mitsuhide, the Army General who had turned upon Oda Nobunaga and slain him, within a month and was regarded as the rightful successor of Nobunaga by avenging the treachery of Mitsuhide.
It is important to note that the distinction between samurai and non-samurai was so obscure that during the 16th century, most male adults in any social class (even small farmers) belonged to at least one military organization of their own and served in wars before and during Hideyoshi's rule.
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 Toyotomi clan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toyotomi clan was a clan that thrived throughout the Sengoku period of the 16th century of Japan, originating in the province of Owari..
Toyotomi Hideyoshi had joined the famous Oda Nobunaga (the current ruler of the Oda and one of three Unifiers of Japan) at a young age, and not being thought as much by being a mere peasant at the time.
Toyotomi had a very strong ambition to rule as Shogun over all of Japan, but could not be granted so due to not being of noble birth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toyotomi   (273 words)

 Toyotomi Hideyoshi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hideyoshi's second son, Hideyori, was born in 1593 creating another problem as Hidetsugu had already been designated the Toyotomi heir.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi died in September 1598, but his death was kept secret by the Council of Five Elders to preserve morale.
Toyotomi's underaged son and designated successor Hideyori lost the power his father once held, and Tokugawa Ieyasu was declared shogun following the Battle of Sekigahara.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toyotomi_Hideyoshi   (2233 words)

 Hosokawa Tadaoki ( Sansai )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Because the Hosokawa had sided with the Toyotomi in the matter Hideyoshi recommended reconciliation to Tama and that Tadaoki bring her back into his family from exile while the rest of the Akechi clan was systematically eliminated.
Tadaoki also became one of Hideyoshi's leading military commanders and played essential roles in the Komaki Campaign (1583) and the Odawara Campaign (1590).During which time his association and friendship with Tokogawa Ieyasu became stronger.Tadaoki was present on the side of the Toyotomi campaigns to conquer Shikoku and Kyushu.
Hideyoshi being from a humble backround used culture as a tool in the legitimization of his rule.
www.artsales.com /ARTistory/Hosokawa/Hosokawa_Tadaoki_(Sansai).htm   (2476 words)

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This castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583 on the site of the Ishiyama Hongan-ji temple, which had been burned down by the warlord Oda Nobunaga.
Hideyoshi's castle was completely destroyed in 1615 by the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the subsequent structure was later hit by lightning and again burned.
These three men helped to unify the country and it was during this period that the Gekokujo, or revolt, occurred between the lower ranking officials and their superiors in an effort to usurp their rank and power.
www.lycos.com /info/oda-nobunaga--toyotomi-hideyoshi.html   (277 words)

 Hostallero Shoguns
The unification of Japan is essentially the story of three men - Oda Nobunaga (born in 1534), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1538), and Ieyasu Tokugawa (1542).
The second of the Great Unifiers of Japan, Hideyoshi was the son of a peasant woodcutter, who had run away from the temple where he was being trained as a monk to enlist in an army as an ashigaru (peasant troops).
Hideyoshi’s subsequent progress up the ranks developed at a rate unequaled by any other samurai in the history of Japan.
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 Hideyoshi as 'King of Japan'? - China History Forum, chinese history forum
Hideyoshi was, by his later years, cruel and extremely erratic, but he remained wise enough to appreciate his position.
To Hideyoshi, the infant Hideyori meant everything (even his mother (Yodo-gimi) was not allowed to kiss him, and his birth was the recent for the massacre of Hidetsugu and family).
Hideyoshi's behaviour can be equalled by the first Shogun of the Kamakura 'bakufu' (幕府) (Shogunate in English), Minamoto no Yoritomo, whose victims included his younger brother (Yoshitsune, the 'star' of many TV dramas, manga and 'kabuki'), and some of his most loyal warriors, including the Yasuda family.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=1879   (1833 words)

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Hideyoshi also encouraged the minting of coin, and he abolished highway barriers, stimulating the movement of goods and instituting free markets to undermine the vested interests of guilds.
Hideyoshi's imperial ambitions led him to neglect domestic politics throughout the 1590's.
Hideyoshi Toyotomi was enshrined in his own temple, called after his posthumous name Toyokuni (Wealth of the Nation), sitting above the Great Buddha he had built in Kyoto.
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 Ryo Sanada - Yukimura Sanada
Toyotomi's clan had a vast army, but most were ronin.
Hideyoshi attacked Miki's satellites (including Hataya and Ogo) and began a siege of the Besso's stronghold.
Hideyoshi kept his attack on the castle strong, but was afraid that the Mouri army would interfere.
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 S H I N O B I   N O   M O N O
Toyotomi Hideyoshi calls all the local daimyo to his castle in order to introduce his infant son, Hideyori, to the world.
Goemon says that Hideyori looks just like a monkey (Toyotomi Hideyoshi was known to resemble a monkey!) so he must be his father`s child.
With this information, Goemon sneaks into the Toyotomi castle and warns Onene (Hideyoshi`s wife) about Hideyoshi`s plans to send Hidetsugu to Korea and suggests that she may be next.
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 Azuchi Momoyama Period
Hideyoshi was the one who united the country instead of Nobunaga since Nobunaga put an end to his own life because of a treachery of his vassal, Mitsuhide Akechi.
Hideyoshi wanted to take the place of Ming Dynasty since the dinasty was getting decline, so he wanted to occupy the vast land in China.
After Hideyoshi passed away, authority of Ieyasu Tokugawa became stronger, and the war of Sekigahara between Toyotomi and Tokugawa was caused by a struggle for power.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/japan/momoyama/azuchi-momoyama-p.htm   (850 words)

Toyotomi Hideyoshi had appointed five ministers to rule over Japan until his son Hideyori matured.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi dies in the year 1598 and two men begin their quest for power.
The Toyotomi Clan is also ordered to participate, but Katagiri Katsumoto scoffs at the idea, declaring that the Toyotomi are not Tokugawa vassals.
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 Hideyoshi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
When Nobunaga was murdered in 1582, Hideyoshi took his place and continued his work of conquest, rapidly consolidating his core power base round the capital Kyoto.
By 1591 Hideyoshi had crushed his last enemies in north-eastern Japan and reunified the country under his rule.
Infuriated by condescending Chinese peace terms, Hideyoshi launched a second campaign in Korea in 1597, which once again was halted, then ended when Hideyoshi died on September 18, 1598, leaving a last order for a general withdrawal.
www.ox.compsoc.net /~gemini/simons/historyweb/hideyoshi.html   (226 words)

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