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Coat of arms of Hideyoshi Hashiba.

The Toyotomi Shogunate was a shogunate that lasted from 1585 to 1603. It was led by Hideyoshi Hashiba (Toyotomi) from 1585 until his death in 1598, when his young son Hideyori Toyotomi took over power as shogun until 1603.

History

The Oda Shogunate was led by Nobunaga Oda, a powerful warlord from Owari Province. He had many trusted commanders such as Hideyoshi Hashiba and Ieyasu Tokugawa under his banner. In 1582, however, a rebel general named Mitsuhide Akechi attacked and slew him at Honnoji, Kyoto. Hideyoshi responded by gathering an army of troops of loyal Oda generals and retainers and cornered Mitsuhide at Yamazaki, where Mitsuhide and his rebellion was put to an end violently. Hideyoshi defeated further opposition by his enemies at Shizugatake in 1583, and the twin battles of Komaki and Nagakute in 1584. After this, Hideyoshi became shogun. He was also kampaku, regent to the emperor. He remained the Shogun of all Japan until 1598, when he died, calling off his controversial invasions of Korea that spanned for seven years, 1592 to 1598. He was succeeded by his five year-old son Hideyori, who was not respected as Shogun and power was wrested from the Toyotomi at the Battle of Sekigahara, where the pro-Toyotomi Western Army led by Hideyoshi's general Mitsunari Ishida was killed and his 120,000-strong army crushed. Ieyasu Tokugawa, the leader of the Eastern Army who had won the Batlte of Sekigahara, took power as Shogun in 1603, ending the age of strife. Hideyori was killed in the Osaka Campaign in 1615 after rebelling against the Tokugawa Shogunate with several freelance warriors and Toyotomi retainers, who got what was coming.

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