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Hoshina Masayuki

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Hoshina Masayuki

Hoshina Masayuki
Lord of Aizu
In office
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Hoshina Masatsune
Personal details
Born (1611-06-17)June 17, 1611
Edo, Japan
Died February 4, 1673(1673-02-04) (aged 61)
Nationality Japanese
Relations Father: Tokugawa Hidetada

Hoshina Masayuki (保科 正之, June 17, 1611 – February 4, 1673) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period, who was the founder of what became the Matsudaira house of Aizu. He was an important figure in the politics and philosophy of the early Tokugawa shogunate.


  • Biography 1
  • Anecdotes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



Tokugawa Iemitsu asked the famed swordsman Miyamoto Musashi to paint a screen portraying wild ducks. This was to pass into the hands of Masayuki, who took it with him to Aizu, and kept it as one of his family treasures.


  • Noguchi, Shin'ichi (2005). Aizu-han. Tokyo: Gendai shokan.
  • Ooms, Herman (1975). Charismatic Bureaucrat: A Political Biography of Matsudaira Sadanobu, 1758-1829. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Tokitsu, Kenji (2004). Miyamoto Musashi - Life and Writings. Boston: Shambhala.

Further Reading

  • Kasuga, Tarō (1985). Hoshina Masayuki-kō: Edo bakusei no genrō: Aizu Wakamatsu-han no oya. Tokyo: Chōeisha: Hatsubaimoto Seiunsha.

External links

  • (Japanese)[1]
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