Aoyama Tadatomo (青山忠朝)

Tadatomo AOYAMA was a daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) of the Edo Period and was Osaka jodai (the keeper of Osaka-jo Castle). He was the third lord of the Tanba-Kameyama Domain and later, the first load of Tanba-Shinoyama Domain. He was the seventh head of the Aoyama clan.

He was the second son of Yoshimasa AOYAMA who was the lord of the Tango-Miyazu Domain. Since Toshiharu AOYAMA, the lord of the Tanba-Kameyama Domain died without an heir, Tadatomo was adopted as his successor from a branch family which governed the Tango-Miyazu Domain. However, since Tadatomo himself did not have a child heir either, he adopted Tadataka AOYAMA, a son of his elder brother, to succeed to him.


He was born.


He succeeded to the Aoyama family.


He started serving as Sojaban (an official in charge of the ceremonies).


He was appointed as a jisha-bugyo (magistrate of temples and shrines) and at the same time his domain to govern was changed from Kameyama to Shinoyama (on August 26).


He became the keeper of Osaka-jo Castle (on December 28).


He died at the age of 53.


He received the rank of Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade) and the title of Hoki no kami (governor of Hoki province).


He received the title of Inaba no kami (governor of Inaba Province).


He received the rank of Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade).

[Original Japanese]