Hayashi Tadataka

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Hayashi".
Hayashi Tadataka
Hayashi Tadataka.jpg
Hayashi Tadataka in 1868
4th Lord of Jōzai
In office
1867–1868
Preceded by Hayashi Tadakata
Succeeded by none
Personal details
Born (1848-08-26)August 26, 1848
Edo, Japan
Died January 22, 1941(1941-01-22) (aged 92)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Spouse(s) Kojima Chise

Hayashi Tadataka (林 忠崇?, August 26, 1848 – January 22, 1941) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Jōzai Domain. Later in life, he was also known by his style, Ichimu (一夢?). During the Boshin War of 1868, Hayashi led his domain's forces in support of the armies of the former shogun, and then the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei. Unlike the Tokugawa forces which went on to Ezo, Hayashi surrendered willingly when he received word that the Tokugawa family was to be granted a fief in Shizuoka. During the Meiji period he worked in various occupations (even as a clerk for a business in Hakodate), before working for the government. In the Meiji era, his family was ennobled as part of the kazoku system. For a time he also served at Tōshō-gū in Nikkō. Hayashi lived well into the 20th century, and was famous as "the last daimyo." He died in early 1941, in an apartment run by his daughter Mitsu.

When asked for a death poem, he is reported to have said, "In the Boshin [War] I had one. I don't have one now."

Hayashi appears as a character in Ikenami Shōtarō's novel Bakumatsu Yūgekitai.

References[edit]

  • Yamakawa Kenjirō (1933). Aizu Boshin senshi. Tokyo: Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai.
  • Nakamura Akihiko (2000). Dappan daimyo no Boshinsensō: Kazusa Jōzai hanshu Hayashi Tadataka no shōgai. Tokyo: Chūōkōron-shinsha.
Preceded by
Hayashi Tadakata
4th Lord of Jōzai
(Hayashi)

1867-1868
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Hayashi Tadakata
4th Jōzai-Hayashi family head
1867-1868
Succeeded by
Hayashi Tadahiro