Yasukuni Chief Priests
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1946--Tsukuba Fujimaro (1905-1978); held post of Chief Priest for 32 years; Also known as Prince Yamashina Fujimaro.
1978--Nagayoshi Matsudaira (1915-2005); son of Yoshitami Matsudaira and grandson of Yoshinaga Matsudaira; his father-in-law was Vice-Admiral TadashigeDaigo.
2008--Toshiaki Nambu, 45th head of the Nambu family that governed part of what is now Iwate Prefecture.
2009--Takaharu Kyogoku; former president of Kantoeisen Co.; 15 th head of the Kyogoku family that ruled part of Hyogo Prefecture from (1603-1867).
2013--Yasuhisa Tokugawa; retired from oil company; great grandson of Yoshinobu Tokugawa, the last Shogun.