Mizuno clan

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Mizuno.
Mizuno clan
Tachi omodaka.svg
The emblem (mon) of the Mizuno clan
Home province Owari
Parent house Seiwa Genji (Minamoto clan)
Titles Various
Founder Mizuno Kiyofusa

The Mizuno clan (水野氏 Mizuno-shi?) was a Japanese clan which claimed descent from the Seiwa Genji.[1]


In the Edo period, the Mizuno clan produced many men who were fudai daimyo serving the Tokugawa shogun, as well as countless families of hatamoto. Lady Odai, Tokugawa Ieyasu's mother, was the daughter of a Mizuno; specifically, Mizuno Tadamasa of Kariya Castle.

The late Edo-era political reformer Mizuno Tadakuni was a descendant of this clan.

The clan ruled over the short-lived Ogawa Domain.


  1. ^ Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Mizuno" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 35; retrieved 2013-7-11.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bolitho, Harold. (1974). Treasures among Men: The Fudai Daimyo in Tokugawa Japan. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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