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.
|Lord of Yamagata
|Lord of Sakura
- "Hotta Masasuke," Nihon jinmei daijiten, Kodansha 2009.