Yanagawa Domain

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Marker showing location of Yanagawa Castle

Yanagawa Domain (柳河藩 Yanagawa-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, Yanagawa 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.

  1. Yoshimasa
  2. Tadamasa

Gion Mamori Inverted.svg Tachibana clan, 1620-1871 (tozama; 109,000 koku)

  1. Muneshige
  2. Tadashige
  3. Akitora
  4. Akitaka
  5. Sadayoshi
  6. Sadanori
  7. Akinao
  8. Akihisa
  9. Akikata
  10. Akihiro
  11. Akinobu
  12. Akitomo

See also[edit]

References[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.

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