Bojo Toshimasa (坊城俊昌)
Toshimasa BOJO (1582 - September 15, 1609) was a court noble who lived in the era from the Azuchi-Momoyama period to the Edo period.
He was the ninth head of the Bojo family, a Tosho-ke (the hereditary lineage of Court nobles occupying relatively high ranks) (the family ranked as Meike (an important family) (a court noble), and belonged to the Kanshuji branch of the Takafuji line of the Northern House of the Fujiwara clan).
His personal history
He was the fourth son of Haretoyo KAJUJI who assumed the post of Jun-daijin (Vice Minister). His mother was a daughter of Ariyasu TSUCHIMIKADO who assumed the post of Gyobukyo (Minister of Justice) as well as that of Onmyo no kami (Director of Onmyoryo, or Bureau of Divination). His wife was a daughter of Shigemasa MATSUKURA who assumed the post of the governor of Bungo Province. Mitsutoyo KAJUJI, who assumed the post of Gon Dainagon (a provisional councilor of state), Tsuneto KANROJI, who assumed the post of Kurodo no to (Head Chamberlain), Genoko DATE, who assumed the post of governor of Sanuki Province, Okiyasu ABE, who assumed the post of Ukyo no suke (Assistant Master of the Western Capital Offices), and Josho HORIN, who was the 95th head priest of Shokoku-ji Temple, were his brothers. Tsunehiro KAJUJI, who assumed the post of Gon Dainagon, Toshimasa BOJO (initially adopted by Yorinobu HAMURO who assumed the post of Gon Chunagon (a provisional vice-councilor of state)), who also assumed the post of Gon Dainagon, and the wife of Masaharu KOBORI, who assumed the post of Sama no suke (vice-minister of Left Division of Bureau of Horses) (in the lineage of Enshu KOBORI) were his biological children.
In 1595, he restored the Bojo family that had remained terminated for 55 years after Shunmei BOJO, who assumed the post of Gon Chunagon, died.
He was appointed to Sangi (councilor) on August 18, 1609, but died in the same year. His highest rank awarded was Jushiinojo (Junior Fourth Rank, Upper Grade).