The Ikeda Clan (池田氏 Ikeda-shi) was a clan of feudal Japan in Owari Province (and specifically in the domains of Tottori and Okayama) that claimed to be descended from Minamoto no Yorimitsu.
It was his great-grandson Yasumasa who first took the name Ikeda. However, the origins of the clan have given rise to much debate because according to some sources they are descended from the Kusunoki clan.
In the 15th century, during the Sengoku period, the Ikeda prospered by being servants of the Three Unificationists. Ikeda Tsunetoshi entered the service of Oda Nobuhide and his son Nobuteru became one of the most loyal generals of the Oda and a personal friend of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Nobuteru was killed in the battle of Komaki and Nagakute but his son Terumasa sided with Tokugawa Ieyasu in the battle of Sekigahara and later became one of the richest daimyō in all of Japan as he was assigned the dominion of Tottori.
The Ikeda remained a wealthy clan even during the Edo period.
Ikeda Nobumasa (d.1548)
Ikeda Nagamasa (d.1563)
Ikeda Katsumasa (1530/1539-1578)
Ikeda Tomomasa (d.1555-1604)
Ikeda Sankuro (1589-1605)
Ikeda Mitsushige (d.1628)
Ikeda Tsunetoshi (d.1538)
Ikeda Toshitaka (1584-1616)
Ikeda Harumasa (1750-1819)
Ikeda Narimasa (1773-1833)
Ikeda Naritoshi (1811-1842)
Ikeda Yoshimasa (1823-1893)
Ikeda Mochimasa (1839-1899)
Ikeda Akimasa (1836-1903)
Ikeda Norimasa (1866-1909)
Ikeda Tadamasa (1895-1920)
Ikeda Nobumasa (1904-1988)
Ikeda Takamasa (1926-2012)
Important Ikeda clan members
Ikeda Tsuneoki meglio conosciuto come Ikeda Nobuteru (1536 - 18 maggio 1584)
Ikeda Terumasa (31 gennaio 1565 - 16 marzo 1613)
Ikeda Toshitaka (10 ottobre 1584 - 26 luglio 1616)
Ikeda Mitsumasa (10 maggio 1609 - 27 giugno 1682)
Ikeda Tsunamasa (18 febbraio 1638 - 5 dicembre 1714)