In the han system, Funai was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields. In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area. This was different from the feudalism of the West.
Funai had been the castle of the Ōtomo clan; however, Toyotomi confiscated it during the lordship of Ōtomo Yoshimune. In 1600, Takenaka Shigetoshi, the cousin of Takenaka Shigeharu (Hanbei), received Funai Castle, and land rated at 20,000 koku; he had switched sides during the Sekigahara Campaign to support Tokugawa Ieyasu. The domain was then given to Hineno Yoshiakira in 1634; however, as he died heirless, the domain was given to the Matsudaira (Ogyū) clan. The Matsudaira clan remained lords of Funai until the Meiji Restoration.
List of daimyo
The hereditary daimyo were head of the clan and head of the domain.
- Shigetoshi (cousin of Takenaka Hanbei)
- Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
- Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.
Media related to Funai Castle at Wikimedia Commons
- (Japanese) Funai Domain on "Edo 300 HTML" (16 Sept. 2007)
- (Japanese) Pictures of the remains of Funai Castle
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