Shibata Domain

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

Shibata Domain (新発田藩 Shibata-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Echigo Province in modern-day Niigata Prefecture.[1]

In the han system, Shibata was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields.[2] In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area.[3] 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.

See also[edit]


Map of Japan, 1789 -- the Han system affected cartography
  1. ^ "Echigo Province" at; retrieved 2013-4-7.
  2. ^ Mass, Jeffrey P. and William B. Hauser. (1987). The Bakufu in Japanese History, p. 150.
  3. ^ Elison, George and Bardwell L. Smith (1987). Warlords, Artists, & Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, p. 18.
  4. ^ Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Yanagisawa" at Noblaire du Japon, p. 35.

External links[edit]