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In previous Japan, sexual love one of the samurai was once permissible, and infrequently matured into lifelong companionships. Comrade Loves of the Samurai touches the topic of either common and irregular love with honesty and tenderness.

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His behaviour is of interest chiefly for the light it throws on the disciplinary powers which the Shogun exercised over the vassals. One of Iemitsu s first acts was the punishment of his younger brother Tadanaga (Kunimatsu) for outrageous treatment of his vassals. Tadanaga was stripped of his great fief of half a million koku. He was probably insane, and this drastic action was taken not by way of retribution for a crime but rather because the first three Shoguns had no mercy for a daimyo guilty of high-handed action.

3. Iey asu s Character Ieyasu was loyal to both Nobunaga and Hideyoshi, but he was always careful to preserve some degree of independence. His decision not to send a contingent to take part in the invasion of Korea, though it may not have angered Hideyoshi, nevertheless showed a bold and independ­ ent spirit. It gave him a great advantage, for he was strong when other important vassals were suffering severe losses. He was at first reluctant to move to Yedo at Hideyoshi’s instance after the fall of Odawara, since it meant the loss of his former prov­ inces, especially of Mikawa, his own home and the breeding ground of the Mikawa bushi.

Subsequent ap­ pointments were not made regularly, but only for some special purpose. On such occasions an experienced Fudai daimyo of not less than 100,000 koku was selected. T he Roju. The functions of the Roju were both advisory and ad­ ministrative. Under Ieyasu there were only two Roju. There was little change under Hidetada, but under Iemitsu, in a thorough revision of the system of government, their number was increased to five and later reduced to four. Their functions were clearly defined in an ordinance of 1634, which may be summarized as follows: 1.

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