So Yoshimichi

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Grave of Sô Yoshimichi at Banshô-in temple on Tsushima
  • Born: 1684/1/19
  • Died: 1718/9/5
  • Titles: Tsushima no kami, Lord of Tsushima han (1694-1718)
  • Other Names: 次郎 (Jirou), 大衍院 (Daienin)
  • Japanese: 義方 (Sou Yoshimichi)

Sô Yoshimichi[1] was lord of Tsushima han in the early years of the 18th century. He is considered the 23rd head of the Sô clan.[2]

He was the third son of Sô Yoshizane, and became the fifth lord of Tsushima in 1694. Yoshimichi accompanied the 1711 Korean embassy to Edo which took place in honor of Tokugawa Ienobu becoming shogun two years prior. As lord of Tsushima, he also added the 1,560 koku territory of Tashiro in Hizen province to his domain.

Preceded by:
Sô Yoshitsugu
Lord of Tsushima han
Succeeded by:
Sô Yoshinobu


  • "Sô Yoshimichi," Nihon jinmei daijiten 日本人名大辞典, Kodansha 2009.
  1. Some sources refer to him as Sô Yoshikata, but this may be simply a misreading of the name. e.g. Joyce Ackroyd, Told Round a Brushwood Fire, Princeton University Press (1979), 314n72.
  2. Plaques on-site at Sô family cemetery, Banshô-in, Tsushima.[1]