Toyotomi Hideyoshi(1536-1598) - was a daimyo in the Sengoku period who unified the political factions of Japan. Hideyoshi is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier". (wiki)
|Ancient Kyoto||Inspired by the dazzling Kinkaku (golden pavilion) temple in northwestern Kyoto, he also constructed a fabulous portable tea room, known as kigame no zashiki ("golden chamber"), covered with gold leaf and lined inside with red gossamer. Using this mobile innovation, he was able to practice the tea ceremony wherever he went, powerfully projecting his unrivaled power and status upon his arrival.|
|Changdeokgung Palace Complex||Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine were both razed during Hideyoshi's disastarous campaign to conquer Korea and China in the late 16th century. Both sites were rebuilt following the end of the Imjin War.|
|Himeji-jo||Hideyoshi took over Himeji Castle in 1576, using it as a base of operations against the rulers of the Chugoku region.|
|Jongmyo Shrine||Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine were both razed during Hideyoshi's disastarous campaign to conquer Korea and China in the late 16th century. Both sites were rebuilt following the end of the Imjin War.|
|Kii Mountain Range||Yoshino is famous as a mountain cherry blossom beauty area, and it is said that the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598) who boasted overwhelming power at that time held a luxurious cherry blossom viewing party here in 1594.|
|Royal Joseon Tombs||"The Seolleung unusually had a lot of mishaps and suffered an indignity. During the Imjinwaeran, (the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592), the royal tomb was dug up and the Jaegung (a house built next to the tomb for sacrificial rites) was burned." - Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA) "In continuation of the diplomatic talks toward peaceful relations, Korea in 1606 demanded that the Shogun write a formal letter requesting peace, and that the Japanese soldiers who had defiled the royal tombs (Seolleung) in Seoul be extradited." - wiki|
|Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple||During the Imjin wars, the wooden buildings were burned to the ground. After 1604, reconstruction and expansion of Bulguksa started. (wiki)|
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