KITAGAKI Kunimichi

Date of Birth and Death
Octover 7, 1836 - January 16, 1916
Birthplace (modern name)
Occupation, Status
Government Official , Politician
Pen name etc.
Shintaro, Seioku


Government official and statesman. Participated in the Ikuno Incident and the Boshin War at the end of Edo period. In 1869, he assumed the position of Sho-junsatsu at the Danjodai a class of inspector of the Board of Censors), and after the Haihan-chiken (abolition of clans and inauguration of the prefectural system), he was appointed as an assistant to the vice-governor of Tottori. After serving as governor of Kochi and Tokushima Prefecture, he assumed the governorship of Kyoto from 1881 to 1892. During his tenure, he started the Lake Biwa canal and completed the first canal. After that, he became the head of the Hokkaido government, a member of House of the Peers, and a privy councilor. In 1896, he became a baron.


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KITAGAKI Kunimichi

  • Portrait of KITAGAKI Kunimichi1