『신本』is well known as a popular literature in Edo-period. This paper discussed about the image of 豊臣秀吉 in 『신本』. In 『戱言養氣集』 which was published in 1615, 豊臣秀吉 was described as a generous leader. But, along with the maturation of 『신本』, 豊臣秀吉 begins to be described as a target of ‘オチ’ in such as 『昨日は今日の物語』. As it enters the period of establishment, heyday and decadence, 豊臣秀吉 becomes nothing more than an ancillary meaning of humar in the story. More over, the war which 豊臣秀吉 appeared was gloomy and solitary in the beginning, but they gradually became a background tool of ‘オチ’. The Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592 anomalously revealed in 『신本』 when the contempt view of Choseon Dynasty spread in the late 17th century. 秀吉 still remained strong in other genres. However, as the character of 『신本』 became determined, the image of 秀吉 in『신本』became weaker and only remained as a tool of ‘オチ’.