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Harvard East Asian Monographs 447

The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Historical Fiction and Popular Culture in Japan

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$45.00 • £39.95 • €40.95

ISBN 9780674267916

Publication Date: 04/19/2022


240 pages

6 x 9 inches

4 photos, 18 color photos, 3 illus.

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note to the Reader
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Taikōki: A Fictional Hero Emerges
  • 2. Hideyoshi’s War: Yoshikawa Eiji’s Shinsho Taikōki and Hideyoshi as World War II Hero
  • 3. The Salaryman Samurai: Hideyoshi as Business Model
  • 4. The Women of the Realm: Hideyoshi as Social Criticism
  • 5. Things Best Left Unseen: The Problem of Hideyoshi in the Twenty-First Century
  • Epilogue: Whither Hideyoshi?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • I.1. A young Hideyoshi running away from home and toward his future
    • I.2. An installment of Yada Sōun’s Taikōki
    • I.3. A page from Yada Sōun’s illustrated Toyotomi Hideyoshi
    • 1.1. A portrait of Hideyoshi
    • 1.2. Hideyoshi on the march
    • 1.3. Cherry blossom viewing
    • 2.1. The second installment of Yoshikawa Eiji’s Taikōki
    • 2.2. Aozora kyōshitsu (Open-air classroom)
    • 2.3. “Moriagaru Taikōnetsu,” the introductory Yomiuri Shinbun roundtable article
    • 3.1. The cover of Shimizu Sadakichi and Kojima Kōhei’s Hideyoshi to ningen kankei
    • 3.2. An illustration of the Dōgatōge drive-in restaurant in Tsutsui Yasutaka’s “Tsutsui Junkei”
    • 5.1. Mimizuka (Mound of ears)
    • 5.2. A child plays at Mound of Ears Park
    • 5.3. Saga Nagoya Castle Museum
    • 5.4. Models of a Japanese atakebune and a Korean turtle boat
    • 5.5. Saga Nagoya Castle ruins
    • 5.6. View of Genkai Sea from Saga Nagoya Castle ruins
    • 5.7. Virtual tour of Saga Nagoya Castle ruins
    • 5.8. “Chibi” statues of Onene and Hideyoshi
    • 5.9. A sign explaining the statues of Onene and Hideyoshi
    • 5.10. Hideyoshi and Onene yurukyara goods
    • 5.11. Hideyoshi and Onene ema
    • E.1. Takenaka Naoto as Hideyoshi
    • E.2. Cover art from Hideyoshi de gozaru!!
    • E.3. A still from Teshigahara Hiyoshi’s Rikyū

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