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  • Japanese: 三宅(Miyake-shi)

The Miyake of Mikawa province is often said to have been descended from a son of the 14th century Southern Court samurai Kojima Takanori, but many historians consider this specious.[1] More solid records of the Miyake begin in 1558 with Miyake Takasada and his son Miyake Yasusada serving under Tokugawa Ieyasu.[1] It was at this time that Yasusada was granted the honor of including the "yasu" from the name of his lord Ieyasu in his own name; the Miyake would continue to pass on the honored syllable "yasu" to succeeding generations through the end of the Edo period.

In 1592, Tokugawa Ieyasu named Miyake Yasusada a councilor. In 1604, Yasusada became fudai daimyô of Koromo han, a 10,000-koku fief in Mikawa. Yasusada's son Yasunobu was moved to the 20,000 koku fief Ise Kameyama han in 1620, where his son Miyake Yasumori also ruled as daimyô, though the clan then returned to Koromo han, ruling it from 1636-1664. The fourth Miyake lord, Miyake Yasukatsu, was moved in 1664 to Tahara han, a 12,000 koku domain in Mikawa, and the Miyake remained the lords of Tahara through the end of the Edo period.

Lords of the Miyake clan

(As was quite common among Edo period daimyô, the actual death dates, and the dates officially reported and recorded often differ. The actual death date is given here first.)

References

  • Roberts, Luke. Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan. University of Hawaii Press, 2012. p95.
  • Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005
  1. 1.0 1.1 Edo Daimyô Hyakke 江戸大名百家. Bessatsu Taiyô 別冊太陽. Spring 1978. p126.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Actual death date officially reported.
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