Lady Saigo was born in the year 1552 A.D. and died #onthisday 1st of July 1589 A.D.  She was the first consort of the closely trusted by Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the Samurai lord who unified Japan at the end of the 16 century and ruled as a Shogan.

Sagio was the mother of the Second Tokugawa Shogun known as Tokugawa Hidetada.

During the time of their relationship Lady Saigo had influenced Ieyasu’s philosophers, even the choices of Allies and then the policies to rise to power through the Sengoku Period.

She also manages to indirectly affect the organization of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Even less is known about her than other figures during that time but she is regarded as the “the power behind the throne”.