Kyogoku Takanaga (京極高長)

Takanaga KYOGOKU (June 12, 1695 - August 5, 1769) was the fifth hereditary domain head of the Mineyama Domain in Tango Province.

Takanaga was the third son (some say forth) of Kazunobu NAITO the lord of Tanagura Domain in Mutsu Province (and subsequently the lord of Murakami Domain in Echigo Province). His lawful wife was the daughter of Kyogoku TAKAYUKI. His court rank was Jugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade), Governor of Bingo Province and Shuzen no Kami (head of Shuzengen).

Takanaga was born in Tanagura, Mutsu Province in June 12, 1695. In 1714 he became the adopted son-in-law of the previous domain lord, Takayuki KYOGOKU. He succeeded Takayuki KYOGOKU when Takayuki died in 1723. On September 22, 1765 he assigned his leadership of the domain to Takahisa KYOGOKU (his adopted heir) and retired; passing away in Edo on August 5, 1769. He died at the age of 75.

Posthumous Buddhist name: Genryoin Royo Joko Dosen
Gravesite: Dohonzan Regan-ji Temple in Shirakawa, Koto Ward, Tokyo
He was subsequently reburied at Antaizan Joryu-ji Temple in Yoshiwara, Mineyama-cho, Tango City, Kyoto Prefecture.