he first joined the Imagawa clan as a servant to a local ruler named Matsushita Yukitsuna. He traveled all the way to the lands of Imagawa Yoshimoto. He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Sengoku period. Hideyoshi is noted for a number of cultural legacies, including the restriction that only members of the samurai class could bear arms. He financed the construction, restoration and rebuilding of many temples standing today in Kyoto.
The name 'Toukichirou Kinoshita' is actually an alias stolen from a needle selling merchant Hideyoshi encountered prior to the storyline.