Nakatsu Domain

Nakatsu Castle

Nakatsu Domain (中津藩 Nakatsu-han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Buzen Province in modern-day Ōita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. The domain was centered at Nakatsu Castle in what is now Nakatsu, Ōita.

In the han system, Nakatsu was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[1] In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area.[2] This was different from the feudalism of the West.

List of daimyo

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

Hosokawa clan, 1600-1632 (tozama; 399,000 koku)

  1. Tadaoki
(Hosokawa Tadatoshi[3]

Ogasawara clan, 1632-1716 (Fudai; 80,000->40,000 koku)

  1. Nagatsugu
  2. Nagakatsu
  3. Nagatane
  4. Naganobu
  5. Nagasato
  1. Masashige
  2. Masaatsu
  3. Masaka
  4. Masao
  5. Masataka
  6. Masanobu
  7. Masamichi
  8. Masamoto
  9. Masayuki

See also


Map of Japan, 1789 -- the Han system affected cartography
  1. Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  2. Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.
  3. Tadatoshi ruled Nakatsu after Tadaoki's retirement, but ruled it as part of the Kokura Domain

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