Toyama Sokukun

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  • Titles: 隼人正 (Hayato no shô)
  • Other Names: 半左エ門 (Hanzaemon)
  • Japanese: 遠山 則訓 (Tôyama Sokukun)

Tôyama Sokukun was a Tokugawa shogunate official active during the Bakumatsu period.

A metsuke as of 1847, he was later promoted to kobushin bugyô and then in 1852 to sakuji bugyô. In 1857, he was reassigned to ômetsuke. The following year he was named dôchû bugyô. In 1860, he was then named Nishinomaru rusui, and two years later, hata bugyô.

Over the course of his career in these many positions, Sokukun played a role in a wide variety of administrative and governmental projects and tasks, including the reception of the 1850 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo; the shûmon aratame census of religious registration; construction and repair projects at Zôjô-ji and elsewhere; and offering his opinions on how the shogunate should handle or respond to formal diplomatic overtures from the United States.


  • Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vols 1, 2 (1937).