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  1. Tanaka 1587: Japan’s Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle

    History Tanaka 1587: Japan’s Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle

    In 1587 the 1,000-strong garrison of tiny Tanaka Castle in Higo Province (modern Kumamoto Prefecture) on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, held out for 100 days against an army ten times their size sent by the great general Toyotomi Hideyoshi. When the castle fell, it was burned to the ground...
  2. Hideyoshi (Harvard East Asian Monographs 146)

    History Hideyoshi (Harvard East Asian Monographs 146)

    The first full-length biography in English of the most important political figure in premodern Japan. Hideyoshi - peasant turned general, military genius, and imperial regent of Japan - is the subject of immense legendary literature. He is best known for the conquest of Japan’s...
  3. Hideyoshi statue

    Hideyoshi statue

    A life-size wooden statue of Toyotomi Hideyoshi discovered at Omiya Shrine in Osaka. Made in the Edo period, it is the largest wooden statue of the warlord at 82cm.
  4. Sengoku Jidai. Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu: Three Unifiers of Japan

    History Sengoku Jidai. Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu: Three Unifiers of Japan

    Japan's Sengoku jidai ('Warring States Period') was a time of crisis and upheaval, a chaotic epoch when the relatively low-born rural military class of 'bushi' (samurai warriors) succeeded in overthrowing their social superiors in the court throughout much of the country. Into this tumultuous...
  5. Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle

    Castle Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle

    Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle (石垣山一夜城 Ishigakiyama Ichiya-jō) is located in Hayakawa, south-east of Odawara City in Kanagawa Prefecture. The castle was constructed in 1590 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Siege of Odawara on a mountain originally called Kasagakeyama. It is also known as the...
  6. Odawara Castle

    Odawara Castle

    The siege of 1590 explained: Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his generals against the Late Hojo
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