Kinoshita Iesada

Kinoshita Iesada (木下 家定, 1543 – October 4, 1608) was a samurai of the Sengoku through early Edo periods. He was the son of Sugihara Sadatoshi [ja]. Born Sugihara Magobei (杉原孫兵衛), he later took the new family name Kinoshita ("under the tree"), possibly to show his support for his brother-in-law, the general who would become known as Toyotomi Hideyoshi.[1]

At the time of the Battle of Sekigahara, Iesada was lord of Himeji han and held 25,000 koku of income.[2] However, due to his distinction in guarding his sister O-ne (Hideyoshi's wife), Tokugawa Ieyasu rewarded him, and he was enfeifed at Ashimori han in Bitchu Province following the battle.[3]

Iesada's children included Katsutoshi,[4] Toshifusa, Nobutoshi, Toshisada, and Hideaki. Toshifusa, his second son, succeeded him.


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2005). "Kinoshita" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 523., p. 523., at Google Books
  2. ^ (in Japanese) 足守藩主木下家 Archived 2007-04-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ (in Japanese) 木下家定 Archived 2007-04-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Nussbaum, "Kinoshita Katsutoshi" at p. 524., p. 524., at Google Books


  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128