Itakura Shigemune

Itakura Shigemune served as Kyoto shoshidai (chief Kyoto city official for the Tokugawa shogunate) from 1619/9 until 1654/12/6.

During his time as Kyoto shoshidai, Itakura also involved himself in debates regarding policy towards China, including formally expressing support for sending troops to aid Zheng Chenggong and other Ming loyalists on Taiwan against the forces of the Qing Dynasty. In 1646, he drafted and submitted a plan for the troop deployment.[1]

Preceded by:
Itakura Katsushige
Kyoto shoshidai
Succeeded by:
Makino Chikanari


  1. Jiang Wu, Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia, Oxford University Press (2015), 113.