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Tokugawa Mochitsugu

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  • Other Names: 徳川頼久 (Tokugawa Yorihisa)
  • Japanese: 徳川 茂承 (Tokugawa Mochitsugu)

Tokugawa Mochitsugu was a Bakumatsu era lord of Wakayama han. He succeeded Tokugawa Yoshitomi, who left Wakayama to become Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi in 1858.

Born Matsudaira Yorihisa, son of Matsudaira Yorisato, lord of Saijô han, he was adopted into the Kishû (Wakayama) Tokugawa clan in order to replace Yoshitomi, who had no direct heir.[1] Mochitsugu then received the honor of the use of the mochi character from Iemochi at his genpuku on 1858/10/13, changing his name to Mochitsugu from Yorihisa.[2]

References

  1. Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 2 (1937), 598.
  2. Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 3 (1937), 82.
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