Tokugawa Mochinaga

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Tokugawa.
Tokugawa Mochinaga
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Tokugawa Mochinaga
Lord of the Hitotsubashi-Tokugawa
In office
Preceded by Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Succeeded by Tokugawa Satomichi
Personal details
Born (1831-06-11)June 11, 1831
Edo, Japan
Died March 6, 1884(1884-03-06) (aged 52)
Nationality Japanese

Tokugawa Mochinaga (徳川 茂徳?, June 11, 1831 – March 6, 1884) was a Japanese samurai who was an influential figure of the Bakumatsu period.


The son of Matsudaira Yoshitatsu of Takasu han, his brothers included the famous Matsudaira Katamori, Matsudaira Sadaaki, and Tokugawa Yoshikatsu. Together, the four men were known as the Takasu yon-kyōdai 高須四兄弟, or "Four Brothers of Takasu." First serving as daimyo of his native Takasu Domain, and then the Owari Domain, Mochiharu retired before succeeding to the headship of the Hitotsubashi branch of the Tokugawa house. An important figure in the Bakumatsu period, he eventually retired the Hitotsubashi headship in favor of his son Satomichi.



Further reading[edit]

  • Hitotsubashi genealogy
  • Bolitho, Harold. The Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu, 1862–1868. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1980.
Japanese royalty
Preceded by
Matsudaira Yoshitatsu
11th (Owari-Matsudaira) lord of Takasu
Succeeded by
Matsudaira Yoshimasa
Preceded by
Tokugawa Yoshikumi
15th (Tokugawa) lord of Owari
Succeeded by
Tokugawa Yoshinori
Preceded by
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
10th Hitotsubashi-Tokugawa family head
Succeeded by
Tokugawa Satomichi