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Yamada bugyō (山田奉行) were officials of the Tokugawa shogunate with responsibilities as an official representatives of the shogunate in Ise.[1]

Conventional interpretations have construed these Japanese titles as "commissioner", "overseer" or "governor".[2]

List of Yamada bugyō[edit]

The Tokugawa placed a bugyō at Ise, also known as Ujiyamada; and the main function of this official was to supervise pilgrims and shrines in the area;[3] and these bakufu officials served as a magistrates for resolving civil disputes, amongst other duties.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murdoch, James. (1926). A History of Japan, pp. 333–334.
  2. ^ Beasley, William G. (1955). Select Documents on Japanese Foreign Policy, 1853–1868, p. 329.
  3. ^ Papinot, Edmond. (1972). Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan, p. 739.
  4. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen R. (1988). The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day, p. 33.

References[edit]

  • Beasley, William G. (1955). Select Documents on Japanese Foreign Policy, 1853–1868. London: Oxford University Press. [reprinted by RoutledgeCurzon, London, 2001. ISBN 978-0-19-713508-2 (cloth)]
  • Murdoch, James. (1926). A History of Japan. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. reprinted by Routledge, 1996. ISBN 0-415-15417-0
  • Papinot, Edmond. (1972). Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan. Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.
  • Turnbull, Stephen R. (1988). The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day. London: Routledge. ISBN 1-873410-70-0