Hoshina Masayuki

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Hoshina".

Hoshina Masayuki (保科 正之?, June 17, 1611 – February 4, 1673) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period, who was the founder of what became the Matsudaira house of Aizu. He was an important figure in the politics and philosophy of the early Tokugawa shogunate.

Hoshina Masayuki.

Biography[edit]

Anecdotes[edit]

Tokugawa Iemitsu asked the famed swordsman Miyamoto Musashi to paint a screen portraying wild ducks. This was to pass into the hands of Masayuki, who took it with him to Aizu, and kept it as one of his family treasures.

References[edit]

  • Noguchi, Shin'ichi (2005). Aizu-han. Tokyo: Gendai shokan.
  • Ooms, Herman (1975). Charismatic Bureaucrat: A Political Biography of Matsudaira Sadanobu, 1758-1829. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Tokitsu, Kenji (2004). Miyamoto Musashi - Life and Writings. Boston: Shambhala.

Further Reading

  • Kasuga, Tarō (1985). Hoshina Masayuki-kō: Edo bakusei no genrō: Aizu Wakamatsu-han no oya. Tokyo: Chōeisha: Hatsubaimoto Seiunsha.

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Preceded by
Hoshina Masamitsu
Hoshina family head
1631-1669
Succeeded by
Hoshina Masatsune
Preceded by
Hoshina Masamitsu
Daimyo of Takatō
1631-1636
Succeeded by
Torii Tadaharu
Preceded by
Torii Tadatsune
Daimyo of Yamagata
1636-1643
Succeeded by
Matsudaira Naomoto
Preceded by
Katō Akinari
Daimyo of Aizu
1643-1669
Succeeded by
Hoshina Masatsune