Tokugawa Yorifusa (徳川 頼房, September 15, 1603 – August 23, 1661), also known as Mito Yorifusa, was a Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period.
Known in his childhood as Tsuruchiyomaru (鶴千代丸), he was the eleventh son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun with his concubine, Kageyama-dono later adopted as Okaji no Kata's son after his younger sister, Ichihime died. Yorifusa was first enfeoffed in the Shimotsuma domain (100,000 koku) from 1606 to 1609, before being transferred to Mito (Hitachi Province, 350,000 koku) in 1610, thereby founding the Mito branch of the Tokugawa house (the junior branch of the gosanke).A holder of the junior 3rd court rank (jusanmi), Yorifusa held the title of chūnagon (middle counselor), both of which he received in 1627.
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Tokugawa Iemitsu was the third shōgun of the Tokugawa dynasty. He was the eldest son of Tokugawa Hidetada with Oeyo, and the grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Lady Kasuga was his wet nurse, who acted as his political adviser and was at the forefront of shogunate negotiations with the Imperial court. Iemitsu ruled from 1623 to 1651; during this period he crucified Christians, expelled all Europeans from Japan and closed the borders of the country, a foreign politics policy that continued for over 200 years after its institution. It is debatable whether Iemitsu can be considered a kinslayer for making his younger brother Tadanaga commit suicide by seppuku.
Tokugawa Yoshimune was the eighth shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, ruling from 1716 until his abdication in 1745. He was the son of Tokugawa Mitsusada, the grandson of Tokugawa Yorinobu, and the great-grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
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Tokugawa Mitsukuni, also known as Mito Kōmon (水戸黄門), was a Japanese daimyo who was known for his influence in the politics of the early Edo period. He was the third son of Tokugawa Yorifusa and succeeded him, becoming the second daimyo of the Mito Domain.
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Okaji no Kata (お梶の方) or Lady Okaji, was a Japanese noble lady and aristocrat who lived during the Sengoku period and at the beginning of Edo period. She was the founder of Eishō-ji temple in Kamakura and was also a concubine of Tokugawa Ieyasu. She was maybe from the Ōta clan. Her other names are Ohachi no Kata (お八の方) and Okatsu no Kata(お勝の方).
The Mito Tokugawa clan cemetery is located in the city of Hitachiōta, Ibaraki. The cemetery contains the graves of the Mito Tokugawa clan and three of its four cadet houses. This includes the successive daimyō of Mito Domain, Matsudaira clan of Moriyama Domain, Matsudaira clan of Hitachi-Fuchū Domain and the Matsudaira clan of Shishido Domain, 10,0000 koku. The only cadet branch whose graves are not at the cemetery is the Matsudaira clan of Takamatsu Domain, 120,000 koku). The cemetery was designated a National Historic Site in 2007.
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