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Hachijo Toshihito

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  • Distinction: Court noble
  • Japanese: 八条宮智仁親王 (Hachijou-no-miya Toshihito shinnou)

Toshihito was a younger brother of the Emperor Go-Yôzei. Toyotomi Hideyoshi adopted Toshihito in 1588 in an effort to strengthen Toyotomi and Imperial ties. In 1590 the prince was given land worth 3,000 koku and was slated to act as Hideyoshi's governor of Japan after China's hoped-for submission (during the Korean Invasions of 1592-93).

In 1620, Toshihito commissioned the Katsura Imperial Villa to be established.[1]

References

  1. Mason, Penelope. History of Japanese Art. Second Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. p257.
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