Owari Domain

The Owari Domain (尾張藩, Owari han) was a feudal domain of Japan in the Edo period. Located in what is now the western part of Aichi Prefecture, it encompassed parts of Owari, Mino, and Shinano provinces. Its headquarters were at Nagoya Castle. At its peak, it was rated at 619,500 koku, and was the largest holding of the Tokugawa clan apart from the shogunal lands. The Daimyō of Owari was the Owari Tokugawa family, the first in rank among the gosanke. The domain was also known as Nagoya Domain (名古屋藩)

Nagoya Domain

Owari Domain
Domain of Japan
CapitalNagoya Castle
 • TypeDaimyō
Historical eraEdo period
• Established
• Disestablished
Today part ofAichi Prefecture
Nagoya Castle was the administrative seat of the Owari Domain


Until the end of the Battle of Sekigahara in September 1600, the area that makes up the Owari Domain was under the control of Fukushima Masanori, head of nearby Kiyosu Castle. After the battle, however, Masanori was transferred to the Hiroshima Domain in Aki Province.


Order Name Ruling years Lineage
1 Tokugawa Yoshinao 1607–1650 9th son of Tokugawa Ieyasu
2 Tokugawa Mitsutomo 1650–1693 Eldest son of Yoshinao
3 Tokugawa Tsunanari 1693–1699 Eldest son of Mitsutomo
4 Tokugawa Yoshimichi 1699–1713 9th son of Tsunanari
5 Tokugawa Gorōta 1713 Eldest son of Yoshimichi
6 Tokugawa Tsugutomo 1713–1730 Uncle of Gorōta, 11th son (adopted) of Tsunanari
7 Tokugawa Muneharu 1730–1739 Younger brother of Tsugutomo, 19th son (adopted) of Tsunanari
8 Tokugawa Munekatsu 1739–1761 Grandson of Mitsutomo (adopted)
9 Tokugawa Munechika 1761–1799 2nd son of Munekatsu
10 Tokugawa Naritomo 1799–1827 Nephew of Tokugawa Ienari (adopted)
11 Tokugawa Nariharu 1827–1839 Cousin of Naritomo, 19th son of Ienari (adopted)
12 Tokugawa Naritaka 1839–1845 Older brother of Nariharu, 12th son of Ienari (adopted)
13 Tokugawa Yoshitsugu 1845–1849 7th son of Tokugawa Narimasa, head of the Tayasu-Tokugawa house (adopted)
14 Tokugawa Yoshikumi 1849–1858 2nd son of Matsudaira Yoshitatsu, ruler of the Takasu Domain
15 Tokugawa Mochinaga 1858–1863 Younger brother of Yoshikumi
16 Tokugawa Yoshinori 1863–1869 Uncle of Mochinaga
17 Tokugawa Yoshikatsu 1869 New name of Yoshikumi


The Owari Domain was supported by the Yanagawa Domain in Mutsu Province and the Takasu Domain in Mino Province.

Yanagawa DomainEdit

The Yanagawa Domain provided 30,000 koku to the Owari Domain annually from 1683 to 1730, when Tokugawa Muneharu came to power and dissolved the domain.

Takasu DomainEdit

The Takasu Domain also provided 30,000 koku to the Owari Domain annually from 1700 to 1870, when it was merged with the Owari Domain.

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