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sculpture of Toyotomi
Hideyoshi - Hôkoku-jinja shrine / Kyôto City
Hideyoshi, born as a son of a farmer in the Province of Owari (Aichi
Prefecture), succeeded Oda Nobunaga who
was attacked to death in 1582 and unified the whole country. Ôsaka-jô, the magnificient castle
built by some 60,000 laborers in only two and a half years, became his new home and is symbolic of the one-time glory of Hideyoshi.