Inaba Masanobu (稲葉 正謖, November 8, 1749 – October 5, 1806) was a daimyo in early 19th-century Japan during the Edo period. Masanobu's family was descended from Masanari, a younger son of Konō Michitaka, daimyō from Mino province who had been a vassal of Oda Nobunaga and later Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Thunberg's trip from Dejima to Edo passed through Yamashiro, and his account reports that Masanobu was daimyō of Yodo .
Inaba clan genealogy
Masanobu was part of the cadet branch of the Inaba which was created in 1588. This branch is descended from Inaba Masanari (+1628), who fought in the armies of Nobunaga and then Hideyoshi.
In 1619, Masanari was granted the han of Itoigawa (25,000 koku) in Echigo Province; then, in 1627, his holding was transferred to Mōka Domain (65,000 koku) in Shimotsuke province. Masanari's descendants resided successively at Odawara Domain (105,000 koku) in Sagami province from 1632 through 1685; at Takata Domain in Echigo province from 1685 through 1701; at Sakura Domain in Shimōsa province from 1701 through 1723.
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