Tsuwano Domain

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The remains of Tsuwano Castle

The Tsuwano Domain (津和野藩, Tsuwano-han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Iwami Province in modern-day Shimane Prefecture.[1]

In the han system, Tsuwano 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 Meiji-era author Mori Ōgai was the son of a Tsuwano retainer.[citation needed]

List of daimyōs[edit]

The hereditary daimyōs were head of the clan and head of the domain.

  1. Sakazaki Naomori
  1. Kamei Masanori[4]
  2. Kamei Koremasa
  3. Kamei Korechika
  4. Kamei Koremitsu
  5. Kamei Korenobu
  6. Kamei Koretane
  7. Kamei Norisada
  8. Kamei Norikata
  9. Kamei Korenao
  10. Kamei Korekata
  11. Kamei Koremi

See also[edit]


Map of Japan, 1789 -- the Han system affected cartography
  1. ^ a b "Iwami Province" at JapaneseCastleExplorer.com; retrieved 2013-4-23.
  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. ^ a b Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie du Japon; Papinot, (2003). "Kamei" at Nobiliare du Japon, p. 19 [PDF 23 of 80]; retrieved 2013-4-25.

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