The Fukui Domain (福井藩 Fukui han?), also known as Echizen Domain (越前?), was a Japanese domain in the Edo period. It is associated with Echizen Province in modern-day Fukui Prefecture on the island of Honshu.
In the han system, Fukui was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields. In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area. This was different from the feudalism of the West.
In 1661, Fukui became the first han to issue hansatsu (domain paper money).
List of daimyo
The hereditary daimyo were head of the clan and head of the domain.
- Yūki Hideyasu (1574-1607), also known as Matsudaira Hideyasu
- Matsudaira Tadanao (1595–1650)
- Matsudaira Tadamasa
- Matsudaira Mitsumichi
- Matsudaira Masachika
- Matsudaira Tsunamasa
- Matsudaira Yoshinori
- Matsudaira Yoshikuni
- Matsudaira Munemasa
- Matsudaira Munenori
- Matsudaira Shigemasa
- Matsudaira Shigetomi
- Matsudaira Haruyoshi
- Matsudaira Naritsugu
- Matsudaira Narisawa
- Matsudaira Yoshinaga, adopted by Matsudaira Nariyoshi
- Matsudaira Mochiaki
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