Tako Domain

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Tako Domain (多胡藩 Tako-han?) was a minor was a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, located in Shimōsa Province (the northern portion of Chiba Prefecture Japan. It was centered on what is now part of the town of Tako in Katori District. It was ruled for most of its history by the Matsudaira (Hisamatsu) clan.

History[edit]

Tako Domain was originally created for Hoshina Masamitsu in 1590, a retainer of Tokugawa Ieyasu. After the Battle of Sekigahara, he was transferred to Takatō Domain, and Tako Domain passed into the tenryō territories directly controlled by the Tokugawa shogunate, and administered by hatamoto, which included members of the Matsudaira (Hisamatsu) clan.

In 1713, Matsudaira Katsuyuki, who administered 8000 koku within Katori District, gained an additional 3000 koku of revenue in Settsu Province. The combined amount of 12,000 koku was enough to qualify him as a daimyō and Tako Domain was revived. He was allowed to build a jin'ya in what later become the town of Omigawa, Chiba, where his successors continued to rule until the Meiji Restoration.

Holdings at the end of the Edo period[edit]

As with most domains in the han system, Tako Domain consisted of several discontinuous territories calculated to provide the assigned kokudaka, based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[1][2]

  • Mutsu Province (Iwaki)
    • 6 villages in Ishikawa District
    • 7 villages in Naraha District

List of daimyō[edit]

# Name Tenure Courtesy title Court Rank revenues
1 Hoshina Masamitsu ( 保科正光?) 1590–1600 Higo-no-kami Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
# Name Tenure Courtesy title Court Rank revenues
1 Matsudaira Katsuyuki ( 松平勝以?) 1713-1728 Buzen-no-kami Lower 5th (従五位下) 12,000 koku
2 Matsudaira Katsufusa ( 松平勝房?) 1728–1736 Mimasaka-no-kami Lower 5th (従五位下) 12,000 koku
3 Matsudaira Katsutada ( 松平勝尹?) 1736–1768 Okura-no-sho Lower 5th (従五位下) 12,000 koku
4 Matsudaira Katsutake ( 松平勝全?) 1768–1794 Buzen-no-kami Lower 5th (従五位下) 12,000 koku
5 Matsudaira Katsuyuki ( 松平勝升?) 1794–1818 Nakatsukasa-sho Lower 5th (従五位下) 12,000 koku
6 Matsudaira Katsunori ( 松平勝権?) 1818–1848 Sagami-no-kami Lower 5th (従五位下) 12,000 koku
7 Matsudaira Katsuyuki ( 久松勝行?) 1848–1869 Bungo-no-kami Lower 5th (従五位下) 12,000 –> 10,000 koku
8 Matsudaira Katsunari ( 久松勝慈?) 1869–1871 Buzen-no-kami Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  2. ^ Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bolitho, Harold (1974). Treasures among men; the fudai daimyo in Tokugawa Japan. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Kodama Kōta 児玉幸多, Kitajima Masamoto 北島正元 (1966). Kantō no shohan 関東の諸藩. Tokyo: Shin Jinbutsu Ōraisha.

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