Aoyama Munetoshi

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Aoyama Munetoshi
Born (1604-12-26)December 26, 1604
Died April 26, 1679(1679-04-26) (aged 74)
Nationality Japanese
Other names Inaba-no-kami
Occupation Daimyō

Aoyama Munetoshi (青山 宗俊, December 26, 1604 – March 26, 1679) was a daimyō during early-Edo period Japan. His courtesy title was Inaba-no-kami.


Aoyama Munetoshi was the eldest son of Aoyama Tadatoshi, the daimyō of Iwatsuki Domain (Musashi Province) and later Ōtaki Domain (Kazusa Province). In 1623, his father fell out of favor with Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, and was exiled to Kōza District in Sagami Province.

In 1634, Munetoshi received permission to return to Edo, and on December 1, 1638, was appointed to the minor post of Shoinbangashira, a hatamoto-level position with revenue of only 3000 koku. On May 23, 1644, he was promoted to Ōbangashira, and by January 19, 1648 received an additional 27,000 koku, which made him daimyō of the newly created Komoro Domain in Shinano Province.

On March 29, 1662 Munetoshi received the post of Osaka jōdai (Castellan of Osaka). In order to take up his posting to Osaka, he surrendered Komoro Domain back to the Shogunate, in exchange for 20,000 koku of additional territories scattered in Settsu, Kawachi and Izumi, Tōtōmi, Musashi and Sagami Provinces.

On December 26, 1669, Munetoshi received Lower 4th Court Rank. On August 18, 1678, he retired from his position of Osaka jōdai and was assigned to Hamamatsu Domain in its place, which he ruled to his death on March 16, 1679. His grave is at the temple of Daitoku-ji in Kyoto.


Preceded by
Matsudaira Norinaga
Daimyō of Komoro
Succeeded by
Sakai Tadayoshi
Preceded by
Mizuno Tadamoto
13th Castellan of Osaka
Succeeded by
Ōta Suketsugu
Preceded by
Ōta Suketsugu
Daimyō of Hamamatsu
Succeeded by
Aoyama Tadao