The question that comes to mind when looking at this primary source is: how effective was it? were all the missionaries chased out of Japan, or did it prevail against Hideyoshi's demands? Surprisingly, the original Edicts were mostly ineffective, despite the showings of power and executions of 26 missionaries (Stuart). Hideyoshis successor, Tokugawa Ieyasu, would be the one to put the expulsion into full gear and enforced stronger laws (Stuart). Around the 1620s, the practice of stepping on a picture of Christ became an annual way to root Christianism out (Tan). People who refused were tortured to break resolve, but many people pretended to renounce faith but went on to practice the religion in secret (Tan). The ban on Christianity continued until 1873, and 20,000 Christians came out of hiding (Tan).