Ikeda Mitsumasa

Ikeda Mitsumasa (池田 光政, May 10, 1609 – June 27, 1682) was a Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period.[1]

Ikeda Mitsumasa
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Daimyō of Himeji
In office
Preceded byIkeda Toshitaka
Succeeded byHonda Tadamasa
Daimyō of Tottori
In office
Preceded byIkeda Nagayuki
Succeeded byIkeda Mitsunaka
Daimyō of Okayama
In office
Preceded byIkeda Tadakatsu
Succeeded byIkeda Tsunamasa
Personal details
Born(1609-05-10)May 10, 1609
DiedJune 27, 1682(1682-06-27) (aged 73)

Early lifeEdit

His childhood name was Shinataro (新太郎).He was the son of Ikeda Toshitaka with Tsuruhime, daughter of Sakakibara Yasumasa and adopted daughter of Tokugawa Hidetada.[1]He married Katsuhime, daughter of Honda Tadatoki with Senhime who was daughter of Tokugawa Hidetada with Oeyo and Tokugawa Ieyasu's favorite granddaughter.


  • Father: Ikeda Toshitaka (1584-1616)
  • Mother: Tsuruhime (d.1672)
  • Wife: Katsuhime (1618-1678)
  • Concubines:
    • Mizuno Katsunoshin's daughter
    • Okuni no Kata
  • Children:
    • Ikeda Tsunamasa by Katsuhime
    • Jiunin married Honda Tadahira by Katsuhime
    • Seigen’in (1636-1717) married Ichijo Norisuke by Katsuhime
    • Daughter married Sakakibara Masafusa by Katsuhime
    • daughter married Nakagawa Hisatsune by Katsuhime
    • Ikeda Masakoto (1645-1700) by Mizuno Katsunoshin's daughter
    • Ikeda Terutoshi (1649-1714) by Okuni no Kata
    • Rokuhime (1645-1680) married Ikeda Yoshisada latre married Takikawa Kazumune by Okuni no Kata
    • Shichihime (1647-1652) by Okuni no Kata
    • Kiyohime (1653-1686) married Mori Moritsuna by Okuni no Kata
    • daughter (1657-1662) by Okuni no Kata


After his father's death in 1616, Mitsumasa inherited his father's domains in Harima Province.[1]

In 1617, he was transferred to Tottori Domain (325,000 koku) with Inaba Province and Hōki Province as fiefs.[1]

In 1632, he was transferred to Okayama Domain (315,000 koku) at Bizen. His descendants continued to live at Okayama.[1]

He was also a Confucian scholar, and was a patron of Kumazawa Banzan, 17th century Confucian scholar.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Ikeda" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 14 [PDF 18 of 80]; retrieved 2013-4-25.

Further readingEdit

  • Takekoshi Yosaburō (1930). The Economic Aspects of the History of the Civilization of Japan (New York: The Macmillan Company), p. 193.
Preceded by Daimyō of Himeji
Succeeded by
Preceded by Daimyō of Tottori
Succeeded by
Preceded by Daimyō of Okayama
Succeeded by