Obata Domain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Obata Domain (小幡藩 Obata-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period, located in Kōzuke Province.

In the han system, Obata 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.


  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.