Honda clan (Mikawa)

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The Honda kamon.
  • Japanese: 本多(Honda ke)

The Honda family of Mikawa province was descended from Fujiwara Kanemichi (925-977). Two main branches loyally served Tokugawa Ieyasu, of whom Tadakatsu and Masanobu were the best known respectively. Two further branches were represented by Honda Shigetsugu and Honda Yasushige.

In the Edo period, they retained (or regained) their position as rulers of Okazaki castle (and the surrounding Okazaki han). They were ranked among the daimyô associated with the Teikan-no-ma ("Hall of the Mirror of Emperors") in Edo castle.[1]


  1. Asao Naohiro (ed.), Fudai daimyô Ii ke no girei, Hikone Castle Museum (2004), 331.