- Japanese: 池田光政 (Ikeda Mitsumasa)
Ikeda Mitsumasa was a daimyô of Okayama han. He served as an advisor to Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, and is known as one of the earliest daimyô to implement the use of a petition box, allowing his subjects to express their concerns or suggestions for better government.
Mitsumasa bore some relations to the Tokugawa clan, as his mother had been adopted by Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada, and his wife was a niece of Iemitsu.
- ↑ Luke Roberts, Mercantilism in a Japanese Domain: The Merchant Origins of Economic Nationalism in 18th-Century Tosa, Cambridge University Press (1998), 107.
- ↑ Mark Ravina, Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan, Stanford University Press (1999), 41.