Yamauchi Kazutoyo

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Yamauchi".
Yamauchi Kazutoyo
Yamauchi Katsutoyo statue.jpg
Bronze statue of Yamauchi in Kochi
Lord of Kakegawa
In office
1590–1600
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Matsudaira Sadakatsu
Lord of Tosa
In office
1601–1605
Preceded by Chōsogabe Morichika
Succeeded by Yamauchi Tadayoshi
Personal details
Born 1546?
Owari Province, Japan
Died November 1, 1605
Kōchi, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Spouse(s) Yamauchi Chiyo
Statue of Yamauchi Chiyo with the horse she gave to her husband.

Yamauchi Kazutoyo (山内 一豊 (やまうち かつとよ)?) also spelled Yamanouchi (1545/1546? – November 1, 1605), was born the son of Yamanouchi Moritoyo in Owari Province at the end of the Sengoku period of Japan. Kazutoyo held the title of Tosa no kami.

Kazutoyo built Kōchi Castle. His life spanned the closing years of the Sengoku period, the Azuchi-Momoyama period, and the beginning of the Edo period.

Just four years after he became Lord of Tosa, Kazutoyo died without issue aged around 60, and was succeeded as Lord of Tosa by his nephew Tadayoshi.

In drama[edit]

The 45th NHK Taiga drama (2006) is a dramatization of the life of Kazutoyo, with his wife Chiyo as the central character. Kōmyō-ga-tsuji: Yamauchi Kazutoyo no Tsuma stars Nakama Yukie as Chiyo. Takaya Kamikawa plays Kazutoyo. The story tells how Chiyo, as a wise and beautiful wife, helped her husband Yamauchi Kazutoyo up from an ordinary samurai to the governor of an entire province, Tosa. The story is by Shiba Ryōtarō.

Further reading[edit]

  • Tabata Yasuko 田端泰子. Yamanouchi Kazutoyo to Chiyo: Sengoku bushi no kazokuzō 山內一豊と千代 : 戦国武士の家族像. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten 岩波書店, 2005.

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Preceded by
Hashiba Hideyoshi
Lord of Nagahama
1585–1590
Succeeded by
Naitō Nobunari
Preceded by
none
Lord of Kakegawa
1590-1600
Succeeded by
Matsudaira Sadakatsu
Preceded by
Chōsokabe Morichika
Lord of Tosa
1601-1605
Succeeded by
Yamauchi Tadayoshi