Table of Contents
Preface to the second edition vi
CHAPTER I 1
Usurpation and Disloyalty.
The Secret of Hideyoshi's Success.
CHAPTER II 11
First Sight of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
He Becomes a Robber.
A Protest against Sweeping Charges.
He endangers His Life by Indiscreet Speech.
CHAPTER III 27
Assumption of Majority.
His First Fencing Match.
He kills a general in his First Battle.
He Marries His Wife Insists on being
CHAPTER IV 38
He is Reproved by his Parents.
He Seeks Employment under Oda Nobunaga.
Nobunaga grants him an audience and agrees
to employ him.
He is made an overseer of Fuel.
He is Sent on a Delicate Mission.
His Second Marriage succeeds.
CHAPTER I 54
He oversees the Repairs of the Castle of
His Management of the Workmen.
His Income is further increased.
He discloses the existence of a Plot.
A Counter-Plot is put into Motion.
Treacherous and Mean Acts on his part.
CHAPTER II 65
He advocates a bold Course.
He is suspected of Theft.
He enjoins caution.
He warns Nobunaga of Danger.
The Castle of Iwakura is taken.
CHAPTER III 74
Long versus Short Spears.
Preparations for a big Fencing Match.
The Long Spears Win.
He Defeats Mondo single-handed.
Mondo becomes his Servant
CHAPTER IV 82
He discusses the political Situation.
Sakuma replies to his argument.
Plot Within Plot.
An attempt to humble him.
The Imitator no match for the Originator.
Practice versus Theory.
CHAPTER V 92
A Daring Plot against Imagawa Yoshimoto.
Tokens of Divine Approval.
Yoshimoto is Killed.
Development of Mind and Character.
CHAPTER I 100
He opposes precipitancy of action.
He hoists a five-coloured Flag unauthorized.
Oda Nobunaga barely escapes destruction.
The Attempts and the Failures of his Rivals.
He favours diplomacy in preference to War.
CHAPTER II 109
He is placed in a Difficult situation.
A Noble Contention.
His argument with Takenaka Shigeharu.
What true Loyalty implies.
Assisting the Virtuous is Helping Heaven.
Shigeharu goes to live with Hideyoshi.
CHAPTER III 120
He warns his Master against Stratagem.
His Two Rivals are conciliated.
Nobunaga's power grows.
CHAPTER IV 126
The Safety of Daring.
Nobunaga's Life in Danger.
A Dark Design frustrated.
He administers affairs at the Capital.
A Device for obtaining Money.
CHAPTER V 137
The War against Echizen.
A device for Deceiving the Enemy.
Shibata Katsuie's Castle in great Danger.
Nobunaga's Life again in Danger.
CHAPTER VI 146
Asai Nagamasa's Chief Retainer is won over.
The Political Situation.
Steps for Deposing the Shogun.
Stratagem and Daring combined.
Waiting for the Flood-tide.
CHAPTER I 155
Plot for Plot.
Takeda Katsuyori passes the Rubicon.
Rai Sanyo on the War of the Period.
More Trouble in Echizen.
Hideyoshi thinks Shibata Katsuie too timid.
Hideyoshi is shut up in his Castle as a
His frivolities explained by Shigeharu.
Hideyoshi appears as he feels.
CHAPTER II 168
The Form of his Troops.
Takenaka Shigeharu at the point of Death.
A Brief rest after five years fighting.
He sends for Nobunaga to capture the Castle
Akechi Mitsuhide Resolves to kill Nobunaga.
Nobunaga is slain.
The Progress of events at Takamatsu after
The Crisis finds Hideyoshi ready.
CHAPTER III 182
An Exciting Adventure.
He Assumes the garb of a priest.
He invites the Co-operation of other
Generals against Mitsuhide.
Mitsuhide is defeated and commits Suicide.
Wrangling among Nobunaga's Generals.
His Rivals try to provoke him to anger.
He submits quietly to indignities.
He Receives honours from the Emperor.
Contention for Precedence.
The Wrangling grows fierce.
Hideyoshi Asserts himself.
He feels ready for any Emergency.
CHAPTER IV 201
Plotting and Counter-Plotting.
The Final Struggle with Shibata Katsuie
A rash General disobeys Hideyoshi's orders.
Sakuma Morimasa's Army is defeated.
Shibata sees that his cause is hopeless.
He and his wife commit suicide.
Samboshi proves to be a nonentity.
Ieyasu acknowledges Hideyoshi's superiority.
Hideyoshi assumes the office of Kwainbaku.
The Moral Code of the times.
His success the result of careful
CHAPTER I 218
Hideyoshi visits Uesugi Kagekatsu.
Magnanimity met with Magnamity.
The Political Situation in Kyushu.
The Satsuma Chief is defiant.
The first Pitched Battle against Shimazu
The Treachery of a Buddhist Priest.
Hideyoshi spares the castle of Kagoshima.
Shimazu sues for Peace.
The origin of the Hongwanji.
CHAPTER II 232
The Oath of Allegiance to the Emperor.
Preparations for an attack on Hojo Ujimasa.
The Origin of Tokyo.
Camp frivolities misinterpreted.
Reason gets the better of emotion with
Moral Courage meets with its Reward.
Tokugawa Ieyasu's place of residence is
The whole of Japan is subjugated.
CHAPTER III 244
Negotiations with Korea.
The Reception of the Korean Envoys.
The Mock Investiture and Hideyoshi's rage.
The Fruitlessness of the Korean Expeditions.
The Crude Commissariat arrangements.
The Men in command of the Second Korean
Hideyoshi proposes to go to Korea himself.
He apologizes for loss of temper.
CHAPTER IV 257
An Extraordinary regulation.
Hideyoshi caught in his own Trap.
Deterioration of mind in his Later Years.
He becomes the dupe of a Designing Man.
The Power of a Familiar Name.
A Treacherous Suggestion.
His Last Illness.
His Final Dispositions.
Tokugawa Ieyasu is Appointed Regent.
His Unscrupulous ways of obtaining Money.
His Life was full of Noble Acts.
Arbitrariness of an outrageous Type.
The Extent of his Military Ambition.
His love of poetical Epigrams.
Though a Great thinker he was no Reader.
His disregard of the Customs of Society.
His Moral Maxims.
Honours paid to him by Yae.
Honours paid him in the Meiji Era.
CHAPTER V 289
Ishida Katsushige and Masuda Nagamori sow
seeds of Discord.
Ieyasu is accused of Disloyalty to Hideyori.
Plots to assassinate Ieyasu.
Ieyasu utilizes Events to further his own
Preparations for a Final Coup.
The Seven Generals side with Ieyasu.
The Battle of Sekigahara.
Ieyasu is Victorious.
Hideyori and Yodogimi die by their own
Hideyoshi's little grandson is killed by
Iyeyasu's character as portrayed by Rai
Hideyoshi and Ieyasu compared.
Hideyoshi was in many respects nobler than
Ieyasu's attitude to Hideyoshi's family.
The trust put in Ieyasu by Hideyoshi.
Ieyasu's acession to Power the best thing
that could have happened for the State.
I Hideyoshi and Christianity 308
II Japanese names 314
III The Tea Ceremony 318
VI List of works consulted by Mr. Walter 321
Dening in the compilation of "The Life of
V Additional list of Japanese works which may 322
be consulted by students desiring to make a
further study of the Life of Toyotomi