Tottori Domain

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Tottori Domain (鳥取藩 Tottori-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Inaba Province and Hōki Province in modern-day Tottori Prefecture.[1]

In the han system, Tottori was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[2] In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area.[3] This was different from the feudalism of the West.


An inner gate of Tottori Castle

The domain was ruled from by different branches of the Ikeda clan. The center of the domain was Tottori Castle.

List of daimyo[edit]

The hereditary daimyo were head of the clan and head of the domain.

  1. Nagayoshi
  2. Nagayuki
  1. Mitsumasa[4]
  1. Mitsunaka
  2. Tsunakiyo
  3. Yoshiyasu
  4. Muneyasu
  5. Shigenobu
  6. Harumichi
  7. Narikuni
  8. Naritoshi
  9. Narimichi
  10. Yoshiyuki
  11. Yoshitaka
  12. Yoshinori


The monuments at the graves of Tottori daimyo have a common feature. They are each resting ont he back of a turtle.

See also[edit]


Map of Japan, 1789 -- the Han system affected cartography
  1. ^ a b c "Inaba Province" at; retrieved 2013-4-11.
  2. ^ Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  3. ^ Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.
  4. ^ a b Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Ikeda" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 14 [PDF 18 of 80]; retrieved 2013-4-25.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cemetery of the Tottori branch of the Ikeda clan at Wikimedia Commons