Hamada Domain

The gate of Hamada Castle

The Hamada Domain (浜田藩 Hamada-han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Iwami Province in modern-day Shimane Prefecture.[1]

In the han system, Hamada was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[2] In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area.[3] This was different from the feudalism of the West.


The domain came to an end with its conquest by forces of the Chōshū Domain and its subsequent absorption of Hamada into Chōshū territory.

List of daimyo

The hereditary daimyo were head of the clan and head of the domain.

  1. Shigeharu
  2. Shigetsune
  1. Yasuteru
  2. Yasuhiro
  3. Yasukazu
  4. Yasutoshi
  5. Yasuyoshi
  1. Tadahiro
  2. Tadamitsu
  3. Tadatoshi
  1. Yasuyoshi
  2. Yasusada
  3. Yasutō
  4. Yasutaka
  1. Nariatsu
  2. Takeoki
  3. Takeshige
  4. Takeakira

See also


Map of Japan, 1789 -- the Han system affected cartography
  1. 1 2 "Iwami Province" at JapaneseCastleExplorer.com; retrieved 2013-4-23.
  2. Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  3. Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.
  4. 1 2 Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Matsui (Matsudaira)" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 33; retrieved 2013-4-23.
  5. Papinot, (2003). "Honda" at p. 10; retrieved 2013-4-23.
  6. Papinot, (2003). "Matsudaira (Ochi)" at p. 32; retrieved 2013-4-23.

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