In the han system, Takada was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields. In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area. This was different from the feudalism of the West.
The fudai Sakakibara clan were installed in this 150,000 koku domain in 1741; and the clan's role continued uninterrupted up through the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The head of the Sakakibara was ennobled with the title of Viscount in the kazoku system of peerage.
List of daimyo
The hereditary daimyo were head of the clan and head of the domain.
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