Hiroshima Domain

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Hiroshima Domain (広島藩 Hiroshima-han?) was a han, or feudal domain, of Edo period Japan. Based at Hiroshima castle in the city of Hiroshima, the domain encompassed Aki province and parts of neighboring Bingo province.

Following the battle of Sekigahara in 1600, the han was established with Fukushima Masanori as its daimyō (feudal lord). However, nineteen years later, Hiroshima castle suffered extensive flood damage and Fukushima repaired it in violation of the Tokugawa shogunate's laws on the construction and repair of castles (see buke shohatto). The shogunate then ordered Fukushima to Kawanakajima Domain, and awarded Hiroshima to the Asano clan, who ruled it for the remainder of the Edo period, during which it was the sixth-largest domain in Japan, excepting those held by the Tokugawa-Matsudaira dynasty. The domain was dismantled along with all the others in 1871.

Daimyō of Hiroshima[edit]

  1. Mōri Terumoto (1591–1600)*; 1,120,000 koku
  2. Fukushima Masanori (1600–1619); 498,223 koku

Asano clan:

  1. Asano Nagaakira (1619–1632); 426,500 koku**
  2. Asano Mitsuakira (1632–1672)
  3. Asano Tsunaakira (1672–1673)
  4. Asano Tsunanaga (1673–1708)
  5. Asano Yoshinaga (1708–1752)
  6. Asano Munetsune (1752–1763)
  7. Asano Shigeakira (1763–1799)
  8. Asano Narikata (1799–1830)
  9. Asano Naritaka (1831–1858)
  10. Asano Yoshiteru (1858–1858)
  11. Asano Nagamichi (1858–1869)
  12. Asano Nagakoto (1869–1871)

*The years listed are those in which the lord occupied Hiroshima castle, not the years of his life. **All of the lords after Asano Nagaakira enjoyed the same 426,500 koku.

Simplified family tree of the Asano lords of Hiroshima[edit]

  • Simple silver crown.svg I. Nagaakira, 1st Lord of Hiroshima (cr. 1619) (1586-1632; Lord: 1619-1632)
    • Simple silver crown.svg II. Mitsuakira, 2nd Lord of Hiroshima (1617-1693; r. 1632-1672)
      • Simple silver crown.svg III. Tsunaakira, 3rd Lord of Hiroshima (1637-1673; r. 1672-1673)
        • Simple silver crown.svg IV. Tsunanaga, 4th Lord of Hiroshima (1659-1708; r. 1673-1708)
          • Simple silver crown.svg V. Yoshinaga, 5th Lord of Hiroshima (1681-1752; r. 1708-1752)
            • Simple silver crown.svg VI. Munetsune, 6th Lord of Hiroshima (1717-1788; r. 1752-1763)
              • Simple silver crown.svg VII. Shigeakira, 7th Lord of Hiroshima (1743-1814; r. 1763-1799)
                • Simple silver crown.svg VIII. Narikata, 8th Lord of Hiroshima (1773-1831; r. 1799-1830)
                  • Simple silver crown.svg IX. Naritaka, 9th Lord of Hiroshima (1817-1868; r. 1831-1858)
                    • Simple silver crown.svg X. Yoshiteru, 10th Lord of Hiroshima (1836-1858; r. 1858)
                • Nagatoshi
                  • Simple silver crown.svg XI. Nagamichi, 5th Lord of Hiroshima-Shinden, 11th Lord of Hiroshima, 26th family head (1812-1872; Lord of Hiroshima-Shinden: 1824-1858; Lord of Hiroshima: 1858-1869; 26th family head: 1869-1872)
                  • Toshitsugu
                  • Toshiteru
                    • Simple silver crown.svg XII. Nagakoto, 6th Lord of Hiroshima-Shinden, 12th Lord of Hiroshima, 27th family head, 1st Marquess (1842-1937; Lord of Hiroshima-Shinden: 1858-1869; Lord of Hiroshima: 1869; Governor of Hiroshima: 1869-1871; 27th family head: 1872-1937; Marquess: cr. 1884)



  • Hiroshima Castle tourist brochure obtained at the castle.