Hideyoshi was a ladies' man and is said to have always
kept at least twenty concubines.
However, Hideyoshi had few children between his wife and concubines. With Kitanomandokoro(his wife) there were no
children, and he had three sons and one daughter with concubines Minamidono and Yodo.
For this reason Hideyoshi is described as being a “seedless watermelon”, The father of the child with Yodo is also said
to be Osamu Ono or Mitsunari Ishida.
In 1591 heir of Turumatsu died, then Hideyoshi adopted his child Hidetugu, the nephew, and was inaugurated as the chief
adviser to the Emperor. However, when hideyori was born in 1593, Hidetugu gradually didn’t get along with Hideyoshi.
In 1595, Hidetsugu committed seppuku after he was suspected of treason against Hideyoshi. and his vassals were
His head was displayed for the public at Sanjo-gawara Riverside and his family and concubines were executed there.
Moreover many of Hidetsugu’s vassals forfeited their positions and properties