Yuriko Ogawa

Yuriko Ogawa graduated from Sophia University in 2017 where she majored in French and studied abroad in Lyon, France. After she graduated, she worked at a public interest incorporated foundation for 2 years and moved to Seattle with her husband who studies there. She loves traveling and good meals; she has traveled to about 30 countries and visited 750 Japanese restaurants. 

Updated January 2020

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The Matsudaira Family of Seattle

For Japanese people, the family name Matsudaira immediately brings a connection to the Tokugawa Shogun family. Hearing that Martin “Mich” Mitsuyuki Matsudaira passed away in March 2019 at the age of 81, I became quite interested in the family history of the Matsudairas in Seattle.

I was able to learn about the family history from Mich’s siblings, their nephew Peter Matsudaira and Mich’s daughter-in-law Yuka Matsudaira about their family history.

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The Matsudaira Family and its Tokugawa Shogunate Connections

If there’s one person you can’t omit when talking about Japanese history, it is probably Ieyasu Tokugawa …

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