Nakai Masakiyo (中井正清)

Masakiyo NAKAI (1565 - March 7, 1619) was the Daikugashira (construction prefect) in the early Edo period.

He was the first Kyoto Daikugashira with the title of Yamato no kuni Kokushi (the governor of Yamato Province) and with the rank of Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade). He served as the construction officer for Ieyasu TOKUGAWA after the Battle of Sekigahara and participated in the construction of Nijo-jo Castle. He managed the construction of many important architectural structures related to the Tokugawa clan, including Edo-jo Castle, Chion-in Temple, Tenshu (castle tower) of Sunpu-jo Castle, the scale of town planning in Edo, Zojo-ji Temple, Nagoya-jo Castle, Dairi (Imperial Palace), Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and so on.

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