|1st Lord of Mōka|
|Preceded by||Hori Chikayoshi|
|Succeeded by||Inaba Masakatsu|
|Died||October 14, 1628 (age 57)|
Inaba Masanari (稲葉 正成?, 1571 – October 14, 1628), also known as Inaba Masashige and sometimes known as Mino-no-kami, was a Japanese samurai of the Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period. He served the Oda, Toyotomi, and Tokugawa clans, and became a daimyo in the early Edo period.
Masanari was the husband of Kasuga-no-Tsubone, who bore him three sons: Masakatsu, Masasada, and Masatoshi. For some reason, Masanari divorced her; and she then became wet-nurse to Tokugawa Hidetada's eldest son. One of Masanari's grandsons, Inaba Masayasu (1640–1684), is primarily remembered as the enigmatic wakadoshiyori assassin of tairō Hotta Masatoshi.
In the Edo period, the Inaba were identified as one of the fudai or insider daimyō clans which were hereditary vassels or allies of the Tokugawa clan, in contrast with the tozama or outsider clans.
Inaba clan branches
A cadet branch are descended from Inaba Masanari (+1628), who fought in the armies of Nobunaga and then Hideyoshi. This branch of the Inaba was created in 1588. In 1619, he was granted the han of Itoigawa (25,000 koku) in Echigo Province; then, in 1627, his holding was transferred to Mōka Domain (65,000 koku) in Shimotsuke Province. His descendants resided successively at Odawara Domain (105,000 koku) in Sagami Province from 1632 through 1685; at Takata Domain in Echigo province from 1685 through 1701; at Sakura Domain in Shimōsa Province from 1701 through 1723. Masanari's heirs settled at Yodo Domain (115,000 koku) in Yamashiro Province from 1723 through 1868.
The head of this clan line was ennobled as a "Viscount" in the Meiji period.
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|1st Lord of Jūshichijō
|1st Lord of Itoigawa
|1st Lord of Mōka