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Quote from Toyotomi Hideyoshi,

"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising. Therefore, the heads of provinces, official agents, and deputies are ordered to collect all the weapons mentioned above and turn them over to the government."


Toyotomi Hideyoshi (more quotes by Toyotomi Hideyoshi or books by/about Toyotomi Hideyoshi)

(1536-1598) Japanese Chancellor of the Realm, preeminent daimyo, warrior, general and politician of the Sengoku period


as Shogun of Japan, August 29, 1558


Arms, Constitution, Guns, Taxation


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