Inaba Masamichi

Inaba Masamichi
Born (1640-12-22)December 22, 1640
Died November 22, 1716(1716-11-22) (aged 75)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Daimyō
In this Japanese name, the family name is Inaba.

Inaba Masamichi (稲葉 正則, December 22, 1640 – November 22, 1716) was a daimyō of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province (modern-day Kanagawa Prefecture) in early-Edo period Japan, until 1686 when he was transferred to Takada Domain in Echigo Province.[1] Later he was transferred again, to Sakura Domain in Shimōsa Province.[2] His courtesy title was Mino no Kami.


Inaba Masamichi was the eldest son of the previous daimyō of Odawara, Inaba Masanori. Due to the influence of the Tairō Sakai Tadakiyo, he rose rapidly through the hierarchy of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was appointed concurrently as a Sōshaban (Master of Ceremonies) and Jisha-bugyō on April 9, 1681, and received another concurrent appointment as Kyoto Shoshidai on December 24 of the same year.[2]

On the retirement of his father in 1683, he became head of the Inaba clan, and inherited his father’s position as daimyō of Odawara (102,000 koku). His cousin, Inaba Masayasu, served as a wakadoshiyori in Edo. Masayasu visited Kyoto as part of a formal inspection in 1683.[3]

However, in 1685, Masamichi was ordered to resign his position as Kyoto Shoshidai and to transfer from Odawara to Takada Domain in Echigo Province (103,000 koku).

On January 11, 1701 Masamichi became a Rōjū under Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, and in June of that year was transferred to Sakura Domain in Shimōsa Province (103,000 koku).

On August 7, 1707, he retired from public life, turning his domain over to his son Inaba Masatomo. He died in 1716, and his grave is at the temple of Yōgen-ji in Bunkyō, Tokyo.


  1. Ketcherside, Robert and Maki Noguchi. (1996). "A Pre-modern History of Odawara".
  2. 1 2 Meyer, Eva-Maria. "Gouverneure von Kyôto in der Edo-Zeit." Universität Tübingen (in German).
  3. Tucker, John. (1998). Itō Jinsai's "Gomō Jigi" and the Philosophical Definition of Early Modern Japan, p. 4 n3.


Preceded by
Toda Tadazane
Daimyō of Sakura
Succeeded by
Inaba Masatomo
Preceded by
Daimyō of Takada
Succeeded by
Toda Tadazane
Preceded by
Inaba Masanori
Daimyō of Odawara
Succeeded by
Ōkubo Tadatomo
Preceded by
Toda Tadamasa
7th Kyoto Shoshidai
Succeeded by
Tsuchiya Masanao

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