Kurume Domain

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Remains of Kurume Castle (November 4, 2010)
The site of Kurume Castle, as seen from the air

Kurume Domain (久留米藩 Kurume-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Chikugo Province in modern-day Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

In the han system, Kurume 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.

List of daimyo[edit]

The hereditary daimyo were head of the clan and head of the domain. At Kurume, the Tokugawa shoguns granted 210,000 koku to the Arima clan from 1620 to 1868.[3]

Hidari mitsudomoe.svg Arima clan, 1620-1868 (fudai; 210,000 koku)[3]

  1. Arima Toyouji (有馬豊氏?), 1620–1642[4]
  2. Arima Tadayori (有馬忠頼?), 1642–1655
  3. Arima Yoritoshi (有馬頼利?), 1655–1668
  4. Arima Yorimoto (有馬頼元?), 1668–1705
  5. Arima Yorimune (有馬頼旨?), 1705–1706
  6. Arima Norifusa (有馬則維?), 1706–1729
  7. Arima Yoriyuki (有馬頼徸?), 1729–1783[4]
  8. Arima Yoritaka (有馬頼貴?), 1784–1812
  9. Arima Yorinori (有馬頼徳?), 1812–1844
  10. Arima Yoritō (有馬頼永?), 1844–1846
  11. Arima Yorishige (有馬頼咸?), 1846–1871

The Arima clan leaders became viscounts in the Meiji era.

See also[edit]


Map of Japan, 1789 -- the Han system affected cartography
  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.
  3. ^ a b Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Arima" at Nobiliare du Japon, pp. 2-3; retrieved 2013-4-4.
  4. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Arima Toyouji" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 45.

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