Yoita Domain

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former Ōtemon of Yoita Jin'ya, Nagaoka, Niigata

Yoita Domain (与板藩, Yoita-han) was a fudai feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan.[1] It is located in Echigo Province, Honshū. The domain was centered at Yoita Jin'ya, located in what is now part of the city of Nagaoka in Niigata Prefecture.[2]


Yoita Domain began as a 10,000 koku holding created in 1634 for Makino Yasunari (1617–1658), a younger son of Makino Tadanari, 1st daimyō of Nagaoka Domain.[3]

After a brief period as tenryō from 1689-1705.

The domain was increased to 20,000 koku, and assigned to a cadet branch of the Ii clan, formerly from Kakegawa Domain, who continued to rule until the Meiji restoration.[4]

During the Boshin War, the domain sided with the imperial side. In July 1871, with the abolition of the han system, Yoita Domain briefly became Yoita Prefecture, and was merged into the newly created Niigata Prefecture. Under the new Meiji government, Ii Naoyasu, the final daimyo of Yoita Domain was given the kazoku peerage title of shishaku (viscount), and later served as a member of the House of Peers.

Bakumatsu period holdings[edit]

As with most domains in the han system, Yoita Domain consisted of several discontinuous territories calculated to provide the assigned kokudaka, based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[5][6]

List of daimyo[edit]

# Name Tenure Courtesy title Court Rank kokudaka Notes
Maru-ni Mitsu-Gashiwa.png Makino clan (fudai) 1634-1689
1 Makino Yasunari (牧野康成) 1634-1657 Naizen-no-kami (内膳正) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
2 Makino Yasumichi (牧野康道) 1657-1689 Tōtōmi-no-kami (遠江守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku
3 Makino Yasushige (牧野康重) 1689-1696 Suo-no-kami (周防守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 10,000 koku transfer to Komoro Domain
Mitsubaaoi.jpg tenryō 1696-1705
Japanese crest Hikone tachibana.png Ii clan (fudai) 1705-1868
1 Ii Naonori (井伊直矩) 1706-1731 Hyobu-no-sho (兵部少輔) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku transfer from Kakegawa Domain
2 Ii Naoharu (井伊直陽) 1731-1732 Tamba-no-kami (丹波守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku
3 Ii Naokazu (井伊直員) 11732-1735 Hoki-no-kami (伯耆守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku
4 Ii Naoari (井伊直存) 1735-1760 Iga-no-kami (伊賀守) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku
5 Ii Naokuni (井伊直郡) 1760-1760 -none- -none- 20,000 koku
6 Ii Naoaki (井伊直朗) 1761-1819 Ukyo-no-daibu (右京大夫) Lower 4th (従四位下) 20,000 koku
Ii Naoteru (井伊直朗) 1820-1826 Kunai-no-sho (宮内少輔) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku
8 Ii Naotsune (井伊直経) 1827-1856 Hyobu-no-sho (兵部少輔) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku
9 Ii Naoatsu (井伊直充) 1856-1862 Hyobu-no-sho (兵部少輔) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku
10 Ii Naoyasu (井伊直安) 1862-1868 Hyobu-no-sho (兵部少輔) Lower 5th (従五位下) 20,000 koku

See also[edit]

List of Han


  1. ^ Ravina, Mark. (1998). Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan, p. 222.
  2. ^ "Echigo Province" at JapaneseCastleExplorer.com; retrieved 2013-4-8.
  3. ^ Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Makino" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 29; retrieved 2013-4-8.
  4. ^ Papinot, (2003). "Ii" at p. 13; retrieved 2013-4-8.
  5. ^ Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  6. ^ Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.


  • The content of this article was largely derived from that of the corresponding article on Japanese Wikipedia.
  • Papinot, E (1910). Historical and Geographic Dictionary of Japan. Tuttle (reprint) 1972. 

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