Hamamatsu Domain (浜松藩 Hamamatsu-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period, located in Tōtōmi Province. It was centered on what is now Hamamatsu Castle in what is now the city of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Hamamatsu was the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu for much of his early career, and Hamamatsu Castle was nicknamed ”Promotion Castle” (出世城 Shussei-jō?) due to Ieyasu’s promotion to Shōgun. The domain was thus considered a prestigious posting, and was seen as a stepping stone in a daimyo’s rise to higher levels with the administration of the Tokugawa shogunate, such rōjū or wakadoshiyori.
The domain had a population of 3324 samurai in 776 households at the start of the Meiji period. The domain maintained its primary residence (kamiyashiki) in Edo at Toranomon, until the An'ei (1772-1781) period, and at Nihonbashi-Hamacho until the Meiji period .
Holdings at the end of the Edo period
As with most domains in the han system, Hamamatsu Domain consisted of several discontinuous territories calculated to provide the assigned kokudaka, based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.
- Tōtōmi Province
- 94 villages in Fuchi District
- 87 villages in Nagakami District
- 28 villages in Toyoda District
- 3 villages in Saya District
- 2 villages in Kitō DIstrict
- Shimōsa Province
- 38 villages in Inba District
- Harima Province
- 7 villages in Minō District
- 19 villages in Katō District
List of daimyō
|#||Name||Tenure||Courtesy title||Court Rank||kokudaka|
|Matsudaira (Sakurai) clan (fudai) 1601-1609|
|1||Matsudaira Tadayori (松平忠頼?)||1601–1609||Uma-no-jo (右馬允)||Lower 5th (従五位下)||50,000 koku|
|Kōriki clan (fudai) 1619-1638|
|1||Kōriki Tadafusa (高力 忠房?)||1619–1638||Sakon-no-taifu （左近大夫）||Lower 5th (従五位下)||35,000 koku|
|Matsudaira (Ogyū) clan (fudai) 1638-1644|
|1||Matsudaira Norinaga (松平(大給)乗寿?)||1638–1644||Izumi-no-kami (和泉守)||Lower 5th (従五位下)||36,000 koku|
|Ōta clan (fudai) 1644-1678|
|1||Ōta Sukemune (太田資宗?)||1644–1671||Bitchu-no-kami (備中守)||Lower 5th (従五位下)||35,000 koku|
|2||Ōta Suketsugu (太田資次?)||1671–1678||Settsu-no-kami (摂津守)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||35,000 koku|
|Aoyama clan (fudai) 1678-1702|
|1||Aoyama Munetoshi (青山宗俊?)||1678–1679||Inaba-no-kami (因幡守)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||50,000 koku|
|2||Aoyama Tadao (青山忠雄?)||1679–1685||Izumi-no-kami (和泉守)||Lower 5th (従五位下)||50,000 koku|
|3||Aoyama Tadashige (青山忠重?)||1685–1702||Shimotsuke-no-kami (下野守)||Lower 5th (従五位下)||50,000 koku|
|Matsudaira (Honjō) clan (fudai) 1702-1729|
|1||Matsudaira Suketoshi (松平 資俊?)||1702–1723||Hoki-no-kami (伯耆守)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||70,000 koku|
|2||Matsudaira Sukekuni (松平 資訓?)||1702–1729||Bungo-no-kami (豊後守)||Lower 5th (従五下)||70,000 koku|
|Matsudaira (Ōkōchi/Nagasawa clan) (fudai) 1729-1752|
|1||Matsudaira Nobutoki (松平 信祝?)||1729–1744||Izu-no-kami (伊豆守): Jijū (侍従)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||70,000 koku|
|2||Matsudaira Nobunao (松平 信復?)||1744–1752||Izu-no-kami (伊豆守)||Lower 5th (従五下)||70,000 koku|
|Matsudaira (Honjō) clan (fudai) 1749-1768|
|1||Matsudaira Sukekuni (松平 資訓?)||1749–1752||Bungo-no-kami (豊後守); Jijū (侍従)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||70,000 koku|
|2||Matsudaira Sukemasa (松平 資昌?)||1752–1768||Iyo-no-kami (伊予守)||Lower 5th (従五下)||70,000 koku|
|Inoue clan (fudai)|
|1||Inoue Masatsune (井上正経?)||1768-1766||Kawachi-no-kami (河内守); Jijū (侍従)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||60,000 koku|
|2||Inoue Masasada (井上正定?)||1766–1786||Kawachi-no-kami (河内守)||Lower 5th (従四位下)||60,000 koku|
|3||Inoue Masamoto (井上正甫?)||1786–1817||Kawachi-no-kami (河内守)||Lower 5th (従五下)||60,000 koku|
|Mizuno clan (fudai) 1817-1856|
|1||Mizuno Tadakuni (水野忠邦?)||1817–1845||Echizen-no-kami (越前守); Jijū (侍従)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||60,000 koku|
|2||Mizuno Tadakiyo (水野 忠精?)||1845–1856||Izumi-no-kami' (和泉守); Jijū (侍従)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||50,000 koku|
|Inoue clan (fudai) 1845-1868|
|1||Inoue Masaharu (井上正春?)||1845–1847||Kawachi-no-kami (河内守); Jijū (侍従)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||60,000 koku|
|2||Inoue Masanao (井上正直?)||1847–1868||Kawachi-no-kami (河内守); Jijū (侍従)||Lower 4th (従四位下)||60,000 koku|
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