This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (January 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Died||July 6, 1766|
Inoue Masatsune was the eldest son of the daimyō of Kasama Domain in Hitachi Province, Inoue Masayuki. He was introduced in a formal audience to the shōgun Tokugawa Yoshimune in 1737, and was confirmed as 6th head of the Mikawa-branch of Inoue clan and as daimyō of Kasama Domain on his father’s death the same year. In 1739, he was awarded Lower 5th Court Rank and the courtesy title of Kawachi-no-kami. In 1747, Masatune was transferred to Iwakitaira Domain (37,000 koku), also in Hitachi Province, but this was a significant demotion from the previous 60,000 koku he enjoyed while at Kasama.
In 1752, Masatsune entered the administration of the Tokugawa shogunate as a Sōshaban (Master of Ceremonies), becoming Jisha-bugyō on March 28, 1753, and then Osaka jōdai from May 7, 1756. Also in 1756, his Court Rank was increased to Lower 4th.
Inoue Masatsune was married to a daughter of Sengoku Masafusa, daimyō of Izushi Domain in Tajima Province. He died in 1766 at the relatively young age of 41 and was succeeded by his second son Inoue Masasada.
- Papinot, Edmond. (1906) Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie du japon. Tokyo: Librarie Sansaisha...Click link for digitized 1906 Nobiliaire du japon (2003)
- The content of much of this article was derived from that of the corresponding article on Japanese Wikipedia.
| Daimyō of Kasama
| Daimyō of Iwakitaira
| 23rd Kyoto Shoshidai
| Daimyō of Hamamatsu
|This biography of a daimyō is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|