Toyama Domain

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The Toyama Domain (富山藩 Toyama-han?) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Etchū Province in modern-day Toyama Prefecture.[1]

In the han system, Toyama 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.


The domain was controlled by a cadet branch of the Maeda clan.[4]

List of daimyo[edit]

The hereditary daimyo were head of the clan and head of the domain. The domain was founded by Maeda Toshitsugu, the grandson of Maeda Toshiie.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


Map of Japan, 1789 -- the Han system affected cartography
  1. ^ "Etchū Province" at; retrieved 2013-7-8.
  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). "Maeda" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 28; retrieved 2013-7-8.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hane, Mikiso (2001). Modern Japan: A Historical Survey. (n.p.: Westview Press), p. 117.