Toyotomi Mon
Historical Information
Location: Owari Province
Start:  ?
End: 1615
Major General(s): Ishida Mitsunari
Shima Sakon
Fukushima Masanori
Kato Kiyomasa
Sanada Yukimura
Major Battle(s) Battle of Yamazaki
Battle of Shizugatake
Battle of Komaki
Battle of Nagakute
Conquest of Odawara
Battle of Oshi Castle
Siege of Osaka Castle
The Toyotomi Clan was the second of the three unification clans, successor to the Oda Clan and predecessor to the Tokugawa Clan.

History Edit

Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born in Nagoya, Owari Prefecture, serving Oda Nobunaga. After the Battle of Okehazama, Hideyoshi was awarded with land grants and became a daimyo in his own right. His first major battle in command of his clan was at Yamazaki in 1582, fighting to succeed Nobunaga. He killed Akechi Mitsuhide, the man who had killed the late lord. Next, he focused on ruining the Oda clan's next-generation rulers. Oda Nobutaka allied to Shibata Katsuie and was crushed at Shizugatake in 1583. Oda Nobukatsu and Tokugawa Ieyasu were defeated at Komaki and Nagakute in 1584.

Shortly after these victories, the Toyotomi clan allied to the Tachibana Clan and defeated the Shimazu Clan at Kyushu. Hideyoshi united Japan after this battle, all of the lands except for those of the Hojo Clan of Odawara. In 1590, every warlord in Japan besides Hojo Ujimasa, obviously, took part in the campaign. After a long siege, Japan became unified under the Momoyama rule. From 1592 to 1598, Hideyoshi fought several campaigns against Korea to keep Japan focused on outsiders rather than its other warlords, but both invasions failed and Hideyoshi died. His son, Toyotomi Hideyori, was only five when his father passed, and Ishida Mitsunari and several other warlords fought for power. In 1615, Hideyori was killed defending Osaka Castle from Tokugawa forces. The clan disappeared into the mist.

Rulers Edit