Oyumi Domain

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Oyumi Domain (生実藩, Oyumi-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period, located in Shimōsa Province (modern-day Chiba Prefecture), Japan. The site of the Oyumi jin'ya is now under a residential area of the city of Chiba. The domain was ruled through its entire history by the Morikawa clan.

History[edit]

Oyumi Domain was created in February 1627, when Morikawa Shigetoshi, a hatamoto in the service of Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada acquired holdings in Sagami, Kazusa and Shimōsa Provinces with revenues exceeding the 10,000 koku necessary to qualify as a daimyō. He was allowed to build a jin'ya on the site of the Sengoku period Oyumi Castle. He later rose to the post of rōjū, and committed junshi on the death of Tokugawa Hidetada. His successors continued to rule Oyumi Domain until the Meiji Restoration.

Holdings at the end of the Edo period[edit]

As with most domains in the han system, Oyumi Domain consisted of several discontinuous territories calculated to provide the assigned kokudaka, based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[1][2] The domain was centered on what is now Chuo Ward and Midori Ward of the city of Chiba.

  • Shimōsa Province
    • 19 villages in Chiba District
    • 3 villages in Sōsa District
    • 1 village in Kaijō District
  • Kazusa Province
    • 1 village in Nagara District
    • 1 village in Musha District
  • Sagami Province
    • 1 village in Kamakura District
    • 3 villages in Osumi District

List of daimyō[edit]

# Name Tenure Courtesy title Court Rank revenues
1 Morikawa Shigetoshi (森川重俊?) 1627–1632 Dewa-no-kami (出羽守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10, 000 koku
2 Morikawa Shigemasa (森川重政?) 1632–1663 Iga-no-kami (伊賀守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
3 Morikawa Shigenobu (森川重信?) 1663–1692 Dewa-no-kami (出羽守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
4 Morikawa Shigetane (森川俊胤?) 1692–1732 Dewa-no-kami (出羽守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
5 Morikawa Shigetsune (森川俊常?) 1732–1734 Naizen-no-kami (内膳正) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
6 Morikawa Shigenori (森川俊令?) 1734–1764 Naizen-no-kami (内膳正) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
7 Morikawa Shigetaka (森川俊孝?) 1764–1788 Kii-no-kami (紀伊守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10, 000 koku
8 Morikawa Shigetomo (森川俊知?) 1788–1838 Naizen-no-kami (内膳正) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
9 Morikawa Shigetami (森川俊民?) 1838–1855 Dewa-no-kami (出羽守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
10 Morikawa Shigehira (森川俊位?) 1855–1858 Dewa-no-kami (出羽守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
11 Morikawa Shigenori (森川俊徳?) 1858–1862 Dewa-no-kami (出羽守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
12 Morikawa Shigekata (森川俊方?) 1862–1871 Naizen-no-kami (内膳正) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku

References[edit]

  • Bolitho, Harold (1974). Treasures among men; the fudai daimyo in Tokugawa Japan. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Kodama Kōta 児玉幸多, Kitajima Masamoto 北島正元 (1966). Kantō no shohan 関東の諸藩. Tokyo: Shin Jinbutsu Ōraisha.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  2. ^ Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.