Itakura Katsukiyo

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Itakura Katsukiyo
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Itakura Katsukiyo
Lord of Bitchū-Matsuyama
In office
1849–1869
Preceded by Itakura Katsutsune
Succeeded by Itakura Katsusuke
Personal details
Born (1823-02-14)February 14, 1823
Edo, Japan
Died April 6, 1889(1889-04-06) (aged 66)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese

Itakura Katsukiyo (板倉 勝静?, February 14, 1823 – April 6, 1889) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period. Famed for his tenure as rōjū, Itakura later became a Shinto priest.

Biography[edit]

Itakura, born to the Hisamatsu-Matsudaira of the Kuwana Domain, was adopted by Itakura Katsutsune, the lord of the Matsuyama domain. As a student of Yamada Hōkoku, Itakura worked to reform his domain's administration and finances.

Itakura entered the ranks of the shogunate bureaucracy. He served as jisha-bugyō in 1857-1859 and again in 1861-1862. He became a rōjū in 1862.[1]

Itakura fought in the Boshin War, and served as a staff officer of the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei. He joined the Ezo Republic, and fought at Hakodate. After a short time in prison, he was released in the early 1870s, and later became priest of the Tōshōgu Shrine in Ueno.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Beasley, William G. (1955). Select Documents on Japanese Foreign Policy, 1853-1868, p. 333.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Itakura Katsutsune
Daimyo of Bitchū-Matsuyama
1849-1869
Succeeded by
Itakura Katsusuke

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Asamori Kaname 朝森要 (1975). Bakumatsu no Kakurō Itakura Katsukiyo 幕末の閣老板倉勝靜. Okayama: Fukutake Shoten 福武書店.
  • Tamura Eitarō 田村栄太郎 (1941). Itakura Iga no Kami 板倉伊賀守. Tokyo: Sangensha 三元社.
  • Tokunaga Shin'ichirō 德永真一郎 (1982). Bakumatsu kakuryōden 幕末閣僚伝. Tokyo: Mainichi Shinbunsha 每日新聞社.
  • Totman, Conrad (1980). The Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.