Historically, the Ōgaki area had been a highly important point of transit from Mino Province to Ōmi Province; it was vital to Saitō Dōsan and later to Oda Nobunaga. In the Edo period, the domain changed hands several times before it was given to the Toda clan, who held it until the Meiji Restoration.
The Ōgaki Domain took part in the Boshin War, first on the side of the Shogunate, and then as one of the components of the imperial army which was at the forefront of the offensive against Aizu and the northern domains.
In the Meiji period, the Toda family of Ōgaki received the rank of viscount (伯爵 hakushaku) in the new kazoku nobility.
List of lordsEdit
- Ishikawa Yasumichi
- Ishikawa Ienari
- Ishikawa Tadafusa
- Matsudaira Tadayoshi
- Matsudaira Norinaga
- Abe Nagamori
- Abe Nobukatsu
- Matsudaira Sadatsuna
The Ōgaki domain is the setting for Yamamoto Shūgorō's novel Hanamushiro (translated into English as The Flower Mat).
- Yamamoto Shūgorō (1977). The Flower Mat. Translated by Mihoko Inoue and Eileen B. Hennessy. (Rutland, Vt.: C.E. Tuttle Co.)
- Yamakawa Kenjirō (1931). Aizu Boshin Senshi. (Tokyo: Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai) pp. 232-33.
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