Tokugawa Yorifusa

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Tokugawa.

Tokugawa Yorifusa (徳川 頼房?, September 15, 1603 – August 23, 1661), also known as Mito Yorifusa, was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period.


Known in his childhood as Tsuruchiyomaru, he was the eleventh son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun. Yorifusa was first enfeoffed in the Shimotsuma domain (100,000 koku) from 1606 to 1609, before being transferred to Mito (Hitachi Province, 350,000 koku) in 1609, thereby founding the Mito branch of the Tokugawa house (the junior branch of the gosanke). A holder of the junior 3rd court rank (jusanmi), Yorifusa held the title of chūnagon (middle counselor), both of which he received in 1627.

His children included Mitsukuni, Yorishige, Yorimoto, Matsudaira Yoritaka, and Yorikatsu.


  • Fukuda, Chizuru (2005). Oie-sōdō. Tokyo: Chūōkōron-shinsha.
Preceded by
Tagaya Shigetsune
Daimyo of Shimotsuma
Succeeded by
Matsudaira Tadamasa
Preceded by
Tokugawa Yorinobu
Daimyo of Mito
Succeeded by
Tokugawa Mitsukuni

This article incorporates text from OpenHistory.