Kinoshita Iesada

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Kinoshita Iesada (木下 家定, 1543 – October 4, 1608) was a samurai of the Sengoku through early Edo periods. His family name means "under the tree." His brother-in-law was the general who would become known as Toyotomi Hideyoshi.[1]

At the time of the Battle of Sekigahara, Iesada was lord of Himeji han and held 25,000 koku of income.[2] However, due to his distinction in guarding his sister O-ne (Hideyoshi's wife), Tokugawa Ieyasu rewarded him, and he was enfeifed at Ashimori han in Bitchu Province following the battle.[3]

Iesada's children included Katsutoshi,[4] Toshifusa, Nobutoshi, Toshisada, and Hidenori. Toshifusa, his second son, succeeded him.


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2005). "Kinoshita" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 523., p. 523., at Google Books
  2. ^ (in Japanese) 足守藩主木下家
  3. ^ (in Japanese) 木下家定
  4. ^ Nussbaum, "Kinoshita Katsutoshi" at p. 524., p. 524., at Google Books