Annaka Domain

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Location of Annaka in modern-day Gunma Prefecture

The Annaka Domain (安中藩 Annaka-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period, located in Kōzuke Province.

In the han system, Annaka was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[1] In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area.[2] This was different from the feudalism of the West.

The Meiji-era educator Joseph Hardy Neesima was the son of a retainer of the Itakura clan of Annaka.

List of lords[edit]

  1. Naokatsu
  2. Naoyoshi
  1. Mototsuna
  2. Mototomo
  1. Masatoshi
  1. Shigekata
  2. Shigeatsu
  1. Masamori
  2. Masasato
  3. Masamitsu
  1. Katsukiyo
  2. Katsutoshi
  3. Katsuoki
  4. Katsunao
  5. Katsuakira
  6. Katsumasa


  1. ^ Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  2. ^ Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.

External links[edit]

36°19′49″N 138°53′39″E / 36.330218°N 138.894031°E / 36.330218; 138.894031 (Annaka Castle)