Kurume Domain

Kurume Domain (久留米藩, Kurume-han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Chikugo Province in modern-day Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

Kurume Domain
久留米藩
Domain of Japan
1620–1871
CapitalKurume Castle
 • TypeDaimyō
Historical eraEdo period
• Established
1620
• Disestablished
1871
Today part ofFukuoka Prefecture
Remains of Kurume Castle (November 4, 2010)
The site of Kurume Castle, as seen from the air

In the han system, Kurume was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[1] In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area.[2] This was different from the feudalism of the West.

List of daimyōsEdit

The hereditary daimyōs were head of the clan and head of the domain. At Kurume, the Tokugawa shōguns granted 210,000 koku to the Arima clan from 1620 to 1868.[3]

  Arima clan, 1620–1868 (fudai; 210,000 koku)[3]

  1. Arima Toyouji (有馬豊氏), 1620–1642[4]
  2. Arima Tadayori (有馬忠頼), 1642–1655
  3. Arima Yoritoshi (有馬頼利), 1655–1668
  4. Arima Yorimoto (有馬頼元), 1668–1705
  5. Arima Yorimune (有馬頼旨), 1705–1706
  6. Arima Norifusa (有馬則維), 1706–1729
  7. Arima Yoriyuki (有馬頼徸), 1729–1783[4]
  8. Arima Yoritaka (有馬頼貴), 1784–1812
  9. Arima Yorinori (有馬頼徳), 1812–1844
  10. Arima Yoritō (有馬頼永), 1844–1846
  11. Arima Yorishige (有馬頼咸), 1846–1871

The Arima clan leaders became viscounts in the Meiji period.

Genealogy (simplified)Edit

  • Arima Noriyori, Lord of Sanda (1533–1602)
    •   I. Toyouji, 1st daimyō of Kurume (cr. 1620) (1569–1642; r. 1620–1642)
      •   II. Tadayori, 2nd daimyō of Kurume (1603–1655; r. 1642–1655)
        •   III. Yoritoshi, 3rd daimyō of Kurume (1652–1668; r. 1655–1668)
        •   IV. Yorimoto, 4th daimyō of Kurume (1654–1705; r. 1668–1705)
          •   V. Yorimune, 5th daimyō of Kurume (1685–1706; r. 1705–1706)
    • A daughter, who m. Ishino (Akamatsu) Ujimitsu (1553–1606)
      • Akamatsu
        • Ishino
          • Ishino
            • Ishino Norikazu
              •   VI. Arima Norifusa, 6th daimyō of Kurume (1674–1738; r. 1707–1729)
                •   VII. Yoriyuki, 7th daimyō of Kurume (1714–1783; r. 1729–1783)
                  •   VIII. Yoritaka, 8th daimyō of Kurume (1746–1812; r. 1783–1812)
                    • Yorinao (1779-1805)
                      •   IX. Yorinori, 9th daimyō of Kurume (1797–1844; r. 1812–1844)
                        •   X. Yorito, 10th daimyō of Kurume (1822–1846; r. 1844–1846)
                          •   XI. Yorishige, 11th daimyō, 1st Governor (1828–1893; daimyō: 1846–1869; Governor: 1869-1871)
                            • Yoritsumu, 1st Count (1864–1927; Count: 1884)
                              • Yoriyasu, 2nd Count (1884–1957; Count: 1927–1947)
                                • Yorichika (1918–1980)
                                  • Yorinaka (b. 1959)

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

 
Map of Japan, 1789 – the Han system affected cartography
  1. ^ Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  2. ^ Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.
  3. ^ a b Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Arima" at Nobiliare du Japon, pp. 2–3; retrieved 2013-4-4.
  4. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Arima Toyouji" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 45.
  5. ^ Genealogy (jp)

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