Inaba Masayasu

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Inaba Masayasu was a wakadoshiyori in service to the Tokugawa shogunate. He is perhaps best known for his assassination of Tairô Hotta Masatoshi in 1684, after which he was killed by the castle guards. As his own son had died previously, this marked the end of his line.


  • Andrew Rankin, Seppuku: A History of Samurai Suicide, Kodansha International (2011), 123-124.