Hayashi Jussai

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  • Born: 1768
  • Died: 1841
  • Japanese: 述斎 (Hayashi Jussai)

Hayashi Jussai was one of the successive heads of the Hayashi clan, and of the official shogunate Confucian academy, the Shoheizaka gakumonjo, in the early 19th century.

Born Matsudaira Taira, the son of Matsudaira Norimori, lord of Iwamura han in Mino province, he was adopted into the Hayashi family in 1793 to succeed Hayashi Kinpô, who had died that same year.

His students included Matsura Seizan, lord of Hirado han.


  • Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, and Arthur Tiedemann (eds.), Sources of Japanese Tradition, Second Edition, vol. 2, Columbia University Press (2005), 69.