Hotta Masasuke

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The grave of Hotta Masasuke, Hotta Masanari, and Hotta Masatora, at Jindai-ji in Sakura

Hotta Masasuke was a daimyô of Yamagata han and Sakura han, who served as Jisha bugyô (Shrines Magistrate), Osaka jôdai, and a member of the rôjû over the course of his career. He was also known as a tea master of the Enshû school, and collector of famous tea implements.

He succeeded his adoptive father Hotta Masaharu to become lord of Yamagata han in 1731; after some time serving the Tokugawa shogunate as Jisha bugyô and Osaka jôdai, he was named to the rôjû in 1745. The following year, the Hotta clan was transferred from Yamagata to the 100,000 koku domain of Sakura han, in Shimousa province.

Following his death at the age of 50, in 1761, he was buried at Jindai-ji, in Sakura, and was succeeded as lord of Sakura by his son Hotta Masanari.

Preceded by
Hotta Masaharu
Lord of Yamagata
Succeeded by
Matsudaira Norisuke
Preceded by
Matsudaira Norisuke
Lord of Sakura
Succeeded by
Hotta Masanari