Matsudaira Muneakira (松平宗発)

Muneakira MATSUDAIRA (also known as Muneakira HONJO) (August 10, 1782 - September 20, 1840) was a daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) and a roju (member of shogun's council of elders) who lived during the Edo period. The fifth lord of Miyazu Domain, Tango Province. The eighth lord of the Honjo-Matsudaira family.

The third son of Suketsugu MATSUDAIRA, the third lord of the domain. The younger brother of Munetada MATSUDAIRA, the forth lord of the domain. Lawful wife was the daughter of Yasutomo MAKINO. His children were daughters (the lawful wife of Tadakata NISHIO, the second wife of Tadanaga MATSUDAIRA who was the lord of the Amagasaki Domain, the lawful wife of Yukinori AOYAMA, the second wife of Nobumichi MATSUDAIRA who was the lord of the Kaminoyama Domain, the lawful wife of Nobumasa ANDO, the lawful wife of Nobuyori ABE, the lawful wife of Sumikata KUNO, and the lawful wife of Motora NAKANISHI). Official court ranks were Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade), Hoki no kuni no kami (Governor of Hoki Province), and jiju (a chamberlain).

After being sojaban (an official in charge of the ceremonies), jisha-bugyo (magistrate of temples and shrines), Osaka jodai (the keeper of Osaka Castle), and Kyoto shoshidai (The Kyoto deputy), he assumed the position of roju (member of shogun's council of elders). After Muneakira's death, his adoptive child, Munehide MATSUDAIRA (the third son of Munetada, the fourth lord of the domain) succeeded the head of the family.

Brief Personal History
1782: He was born.
1808: He succeeded the Miyazu Domain
1812: He took the position as sojaban. September 24, 1818: He beban to serve an additional post as jisha-bugyo. December 21, 1826: He was removed from the position of jisha-bugyo, and assumed the position of Osaka jodai. December 28, 1828: He was removed from the position of Osaka jodai, and assumed the position of Kyoto shoshidai. 1831: He was removed from the position of Kyoto shoshidai, and assumed the position of roju. 1840: He died at the age of 59.