Himeji Domain

A corner tower from Himeji Castle, capital of the Himeji Domain
Himeji Castle
Sakai Tadatoshi

Feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, located in Harima Province in what is now the southern portion of modern-day Hyōgo Prefecture.

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City located in Hyōgo Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan.

Koko-en Garden
Tegarayama Central Park
Himeji City Hall
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After the Battle of Sekigahara, Ikeda Terumasa received a fief at Harima Province and established the Himeji Domain.

Ikeda Terumasa

Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period.

Ikeda Terumasa
Toku-Hime after taking tonsure

Terumasa fought in many of the battles of the late Azuchi–Momoyama period, and due to his service at the Battle of Sekigahara, received a fief at Himeji.

Sakai clan

Japanese samurai clan that claimed descent from the Nitta branch of the Minamoto clan, who were in turn descendants of Emperor Seiwa.

Site of the Sakai clan's residence in Edo

In 1749, the descendants of Sakai Tadakiyo (1626–1681) were transferred to Himeji Domain (150,000 koku) in Harima Province ; and they remained daimyō at Himeji until the Meiji period.

Honda Tadamasa

Honda Tadamasa (本多 忠政) was a Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period, who ruled the Kuwana Domain and then the Himeji Domain.

Maebashi Domain

Feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, located in Kōzuke Province (modern-day Gunma Prefecture), Japan.

Monument making location of Maebashi Castle, headquarters of Maebashi Domain

After the Sakai were transferred to Himeji Domain, they were replaced the a branch of the Matsudaira clan from Echizen Province, and Matsudaira Tomonori ruled from 1749 to 1767.

Tatsuno Domain

Feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, in Harima Province in what is now the southwestern portion of modern-day Hyōgo Prefecture.

Tatsuno Castle
Wakisaka Yasuaya, final daimyō of Tatsuno Domain

At the start of the Edo period, the area around Tatsuno was part of the vast holdings of the Ikeda clan of Himeji Domain.

Sakakibara clan

Japanese samurai clan who rose to prominence during the Edo period under the Tokugawa shogunate.

Mon of The Imperial House

Sakakibara Masamine, the 3rd Sakakibara daimyō of Himeji Domain, angered Shōgun Tokugawa Yoshimune by flaunting sumptuary edicts, and purchasing the freedom of Takao Daiyu, a famed courtesan from a Yoshiwara brothel for a tremendous sum of money.

Inami, Hyōgo

Town located in Kako District, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

In the Edo Period, the area was part of the holdings of Himeji Domain.

Tokugawa Hidetada

The second shōgun of the Tokugawa dynasty, who ruled from 1605 until his abdication in 1623.

Shogun Iemitsu visiting Taitoku-in Mausoleum, as depicted in the Edo-zu byōbu screens (17th century)
Taitokuin Mausoleum Gate located in Shiba park

Tsuruhime (d. 1672), daughter of Sakakibara Yasumasa and married Ikeda Toshitaka of Himeji Domain had 1 son: Ikeda Mitsumasa

Kamikawa, Hyōgo

Town located in Kanzaki District, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Tonomine highlands
Mineyama highlands
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In the Edo Period, it was divided between Himeji Domain and tenryō territory under direct administration of the Tokugawa shogunate.