Hamamatsu Domain

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Hamamatsu Castle

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 daimyō'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 .[1]

Holdings at the end of the Edo period[edit]

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.[2][3]

  • 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 daimyōs[edit]

# Name Tenure Courtesy title Court Rank kokudaka
Kuyo (inverted).svg 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
Kokuri family crest.jpg 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
Tsuta inverted.png 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
Maru-ni-kiyo.jpg 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 family crest2.jpg 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
Honjo family crest-svg.svg 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
Maru ni Mitsu Ōgi inverted.png 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
Honjo family crest.jpg 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 kamon.jpg 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
Alex K Hiroshima Fukushima kamon.svg 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 kamon.jpg 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Edo daimyo.net (in Japanese)
  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.
  • Papinot, E (1910). Historical and Geographic Dictionary of Japan. Tuttle (reprint) 1972. 

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