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In this Japanese name, the family name is Ogasawara.

Ogasawara Nagashige (小笠原長重 ?) (1650-1732), also known as Sado-no-kami and Etchū-no-kami was a Japanese daimyo of the mid-Edo period.[1]

During the Edo period, the Ogasawara were identified as one of the fudai or insider daimyō clans which were hereditary vassals or allies of the Tokdugawa,[2] in contrast with the tozama or outsider clans.


Ogasawara clan genealogy

The mon of the Ogasawara clan

Nagamichi was part of a cadet branch of the Ogasawara which was created in 1632.[2]

The fudai Ogasawara clan originated in 12th century Shinano province.[2] They claim descent from Takeda Yoshikiyo and as part of the Seiwa-Genji.[3] The great grand-son of Yoshikiyo, Nagakiyo, was the first to take the name Ogasawara. The area controlled by the senior branch of his descendants grew to encompass the entire province of Shinano.[4] Nagakiyo's grandson, Ogawawara Hidemasa (1569–1615), served Ieyasu; and in 1590, Hidemasa received Koga Domain (20,000 koku) in Shimōsa province. In 1601, Ieyasu transferred Hidemasa to Iida Domain (50,000 koku) in Shinano ; then, in 1613, he was able to return to the home of his forebears, Fukashi Castle (80,000 koku),[3] now known as Matsumoto Castle.[5]

Nagashige was born into a cadet branch of the Ogasawara who were daimyō in 1632 at Kizuki Domain in Bungo province; in 1645 at Yoshida Domain in Mikawa province; in 1697 at Iwatsuki Domain in Musashi province; and in 1711 at Kakegawa Domain in Tōtōomi province. In 1747, Nagashige's heirs were transferred to Tanakura Domain in Mutsu province. In the years spanning 1817 through 1868, the descendants of this branch of the Ogasawara were daimyō at Karatsu Domain (60,000 koku) in Hizen province;[6] and Nagashige was part of this branch of the clan.

The head of this clan line was ennobled as a "Viscount" in the Meiji period.[6]

Events in Nagashige's life

Nagashige served the Tokugawa shogunate as its eleventh Kyoto shoshidai in the period spanning October 17, 1691 through May 15, 1702.[7] He had previously been shogunate's magistrate or overseer of the country's temples and shrines (jisha bugyō) from Genroku 3, the 3rd day of the 12th month, through Genroku 4, the 26th day of the 4th month (1691).[1]


  1. ^ a b Bodart-Bailey, Beatrice. (1999). Kaempfer's Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed, p. 442.
  2. ^ a b c Alpert, Georges. (1888). Ancien Japon, p.75.
  3. ^ a b Papinot, Jacques. (2003). Nobiliare du Japon -- Ogasawara, pp. 44-45; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon. (in French/German).
  4. ^ Papinot, p. 44.
  5. ^ Rowthorn, Chris. (2005). Japan, p. 245; JapanReference web site
  6. ^ a b Papinot, p. 45.
  7. ^ Meyer, Eva-Maria. "Gouverneure von Kyôto in der Edo-Zeit." Universität Tübingen (in German).




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