Matsudaira Nobuoki (松平信興)

Nobuoki MATSUDAIRA was a Japanese feudal lord called daimyo (ruling Tsuchiura Domain in Hitachi Province, etc.), who also served as wakadoshiyori (junior councilor of the shogunate), Osaka jodai (the keeper of Osaka Castle), and Kyoto shoshidai (the Kyoto deputy). The first head of the Okochi Matsudaira family in the line of Takasaki Domain.

He was the fifth son of Nobutsuna MATSUDAIRA, and his mother was the first daughter of Masanari INOUE. His childhood name was Uneme. Initially, he called himself Harutsuna, Mototsuna, Nobumori, Okihira and so on. His legal wife was a daughter of Yoshitoshi AOYAMA. Ayaaki MATSUDAIRA and Terusada MATSUDAIRA were his adopted sons.

As a close adviser to Ietsuna TOKUGAWA, he served as nakaoku kosho (middle inner page), koshogumi bangashira (head of the page office) and osoba (close aide), in addition to holding prominent positions such as wakadoshiyori (junior councilor of the shogunate), Osaka jodai (the keeper of Osaka Castle), and Kyoto shoshidai (the Kyoto deputy). He has been considered to be the author of "Zohyo monogatari" (Stories of Common Soldiers), but the real author is unknown. In 1691, when he died, his adopted son, Terusada succeeded to his position as head of the family.

Career
On June 4, 1662, new field of 5,000 koku crop yields was given to him by his older brother, Terutsuna MATSUDAIRA.

On August 16, 1679, he was appointed to wakadoshiyori. Possessing the territory with 12,000 koku crop yields, he ranked with feudal lords.

On March 27, 1682, he became the lord of Tsuchiura Domain with 22,000 koku crop yields.

On November 17, 1687, he became the keeper of Osaka Castle by adding 10,000 koku crop yields, changing the territory to Settsu and Kawachi Provinces.

On January 24, 1691, his post was changed to the Kyoto deputy, ranking as jushiinoge (junior fourth rank, lower grade)