Yoshitomo Tokugawa ( 徳川 慶朝 Tokugawa Yoshitomo, February 1, 1950 – September 25, 2017) was the 4th-generation head of the  , the branch of the Tokugawa Yoshinobu-ke Tokugawa line started by the last Shōgun Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
Biography [ edit ]
Born in Sena, in
Shizuoka Prefecture, he went to school in Tokyo, later engaging in a career in photography (incidentally, the hobby of his great-grandfather) and graphic design with  Honda. Later a freelance author, he spent his time writing about the history of his family after the Meiji Restoration. He also sold coffee under the brand name Tokugawa Shōgun Kōhī.
Through his mother's side of the family, Yoshitomo is also a descendant of
Yoshitomo died on September 25, 2017 in a hospital in
Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture at the age of 67.
Principal works [ edit ]
Tokugawa Yoshinobu-ke ni Youkoso. Tokyo: Bungei-shunju, 2003. Tokugawa Yoshinobu-ke no Shokutaku. Tokyo: Bungei-shunju, 2005.
Ancestry [ edit ]
Ancestors of Yoshitomo Tokugawa
Patrilineal descent [ edit ]
Tokugawa's patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son.
The existence of a verifiable link between the
Nitta clan and the Tokugawa/Matsudaira clan remains somewhat in dispute.
Descent prior to Keitai is unclear to modern historians, but traditionally traced back patrilineally to
Emperor Keitai, ca. 450–534
Emperor Kinmei, 509–571
Emperor Bidatsu, 538–585 Prince Oshisaka, ca. 556–???
Emperor Jomei, 593–641
Emperor Tenji, 626–671 Prince Shiki, ????–716
Emperor Kōnin, 709–786
Emperor Kanmu, 737–806
Emperor Saga, 786–842
Emperor Ninmyō, 810–850
Emperor Montoku 826-858
Emperor Seiwa, 850-881 Prince Sadazumi, 873-916
Minamoto no Tsunemoto, 894-961
Minamoto no Mitsunaka, 912-997
Minamoto no Yorinobu, 968-1048
Minamoto no Yoriyoshi, 988-1075
Minamoto no Yoshiie, 1039-1106
Minamoto no Yoshikuni, 1091-1155
Minamoto no Yoshishige, 1114-1202
Nitta Yoshikane, 1139-1206
Nitta Yoshifusa, 1162-1195
Nitta Masayoshi, 1187-1257
Nitta Masauji, 1208-1271
Nitta Motouji, 1253-1324
Nitta Tomouji, 1274-1318
Nitta Yoshisada, 1301-1338
Nitta Yoshimune, 1331?-1368 Tokugawa Chikasue?, ????-???? (speculated)
Tokugawa Arichika, ????-????
Matsudaira Chikauji, d. 1393?
Matsudaira Yasuchika, ????-14??
Matsudaira Nobumitsu, c. 1404-1488/89?
Matsudaira Chikatada, 1430s-1501
Masudaira Nagachika, 1473-1544
Matsudaira Nobutada, 1490-1531
Matsudaira Kiyoyasu, 1511-1536
Matsudaira Hirotada, 1526-1549
Tokugawa Ieyasu, 1st Tokugawa Shōgun (1543-1616)
Tokugawa Yorifusa, 1st Lord of Mito (1603-1661)
Matsudaira Yorishige, 1st Lord of Takamatsu (1622-1695)
Matsudaira Yoriyuki (1661-1687)
Matsudaira Yoritoyo, 3rd Lord of Takamatsu (1680-1735)
Tokugawa Munetaka, 4th Lord of Mito (1705-1730)
Tokugawa Munemoto, 5th Lord of Mito (1728-1766) Tokugawa Harumori, 6th Lord of Mito (1751-1805)
Tokugawa Harutoshi, 7th Lord of Mito (1773-1816)
Tokugawa Nariaki, 9th Lord of Mito (1800-1860)
Tokugawa Yoshinobu, 15th Tokugawa Shōgun (1837-1913)
Yoshihisa Tokugawa (1884-1922)
Yoshimitsu Tokugawa (1913-1993) Yoshitomo Tokugawa (1950-2017)
[Mr.TOKUGAWA Yoshitomo dead. 67years-old. photographer. Grandchildren of the Shōgun Yoshinobu]. 徳川慶朝さん去 67歳 写真家、将軍慶喜のひ孫 The Ibaraki Shimbun Cross Eye (in Japanese). The Ibaraki Shimbun Company. 26 September 2017 . Retrieved . 2017-09-26
^ Tokugawa Yoshitomo,
Tokugawa Yoshinobu-ke ni yōkoso, pp. 124-127
References [ edit ]
Tokugawa, Yoshitomo. Tokugawa Yoshinobu-ke ni yōkoso: waga ie ni tsutawaru aisubeki "saigo no shōgun" no yokogao. Tokyo: Bunshun-bunko, 2005.