Hitotsubashi Tokugawa clan

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  • Japanese: 一橋家 (Hitotsubashi ke)

The Hitotsubashi Tokugawa clan was one of the three Gosankyô clans related to the Tokugawa shoguns. Initially headed by Tokugawa Munetada, a son of Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune, they maintained a mansion inside the Hitotsubashi-mon gate of Edo castle.

The 11th shogun, Tokugawa Ienari, was a son of Tokugawa Harusada of the Hitotsubashi house. The 15th shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, was head of the Hitotsubashi house prior to becoming shogun.

Heads of the Hitotsubashi clan

  1. Tokugawa Munetada (4th son of Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune)
  2. Tokugawa Harusada (son of Munetada)
  3. Tokugawa Nariatsu (son of Harusada)
  4. Tokugawa Narinori (son of Nariatsu)
  5. Tokugawa Narikura (son of Tokugawa Narimasa of the Tayasu Tokugawa clan)
  6. Tokugawa Yoshimasa (son of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyoshi)
  7. Tokugawa Yoshihisa (son of Narimasa)
  8. Tokugawa Masamaru (son of Tokugawa Naritaka of the Owari Tokugawa clan)
  9. Tokugawa Yoshinobu (son of Tokugawa Nariaki of the Mito Tokugawa clan)
  10. Tokugawa Mochiharu (of the Owari Tokugawa)


  • Gallery labels, Edo-Tokyo Museum.[1]