Makino clan

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Makino.
Makino clan
Maru-ni Mitsu-Gashiwa-svg.svg
Family crest (kamon) of main Makino line
Home province Mikawa Province
Parent house Takenouchi no Sukune
Ruled until 1871

The Makino clan (牧野氏 Makino-shi?) are a daimyō branch of the samurai Minamoto clan in Edo period Japan.[1]

In the Edo period, the Makino were identified as one of the fudai or insider daimyō clans which were hereditary vassals of the Tokugawa clan, in contrast with the tozama or outsider clans.[1]

Makino clan branches[edit]

The fudai Makino clan originated in 16th-century Mikawa Province. Their elevation in status by Toyotomi Hideyoshi dates from 1588.[1] They claim descent from Takenouchi no Sukune,[2] who was a legendary statesman[3] and lover of the legendary Empress Jingū.[4]

  • c. Another cadet branch of the Makino was created in 1634.[1] They were established at Yoita Domain in Echigo Province in 1634; and then, from 1702 through 1868, this branch was transferred to Komoro (15,000 koku) in Shinano Province. The head of this clan line was ennobled as a viscount in the Meiji period.[2]

Notable members of the clan[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c d e Papinot, Edmund. (2003) Nobiliare du Japon -- Makino, p. 29; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon. (in French/German).
  3. ^ Brasch, Kurt. (1872). "Japanischer Volksglaube," Mitteilungen der deutschen Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, p. 56. (in German)
  4. ^ Guth, Christine. "Book Revies: Japan's Hidden History: Korean Impact on Japanese Culture by Jon Carter Covell and Alan Covell," Numen. 33:1, 178-179 (June 1986).
  5. ^ Plutschow, Herbert. (1995). Japan's Name Culture: The Significance of Names in a Religious, Political and Social Context, p. 53. -- Ieyasu gave him the "Yasu-" in his name.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Meyer, Eva-Maria."Gouverneure von Kyôto in der Edo-Zeit." Universität Tübingen (in German).
  7. ^ "Nobility, Peerage and Ranks in Ancient and Meiji-Japan," p. 23.
  8. ^ Japan peers, p. 25.
  9. ^ a b Japan peers, p. 14.