The office was created on the 3rd day of the 10th month of the ninth year of Kan'ei (1632). Three sakuji-bugyō were appointed at the same time in an effort to tighten administrative controls over what had previously been an ad hoc army of builders in a diverse array of trades; and in a sense, the appointments could be seen as a response to a number of things which had not gone well in other, earlier construction projects.
The three loyal Tokugawa retainers were to become responsible for a number of shogunate building projects in the 1630s. These sakuji-bugyō was considered to rank approximately with the kanjō-bugyō and machi-bugyō.
List of sakuji-bugyō
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- Coaldrake, William H. (1996) Architecture and Authority in Japan, p. 178.
- Coaldrake, p. 179.
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- 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)]
- Coaldrake, William H. (1996) Architecture and Authority in Japan. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-10601-6 (paper)
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