chapter  7
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The Story of Shogun Iemitsu

As IEYASU HAD WISHED, Iemitsu became Shogun in 1622 when Hidetada abdicated. The latter lived another ten years and ended his life peacefully. His wife, by whom he had eight children, was dead. The story goes that he had one illegitimate child, whom his wife always ignored, and that it was only after the death of Koko that Hidetada himself acknowledged this son. As for Kasuga-no-Tsubone, she became very powerful, since, thanks to her intervention, her charge was lord and master.