Yamada bugyō

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Yamada bugyō (山田奉行) were officials of the Tokugawa shogunate with responsibilities as an official representatives of the shogunate in Ise.[1]

Conventional interpretations have construed these Japanese titles as "commissioner" or "overseer" or "governor."[2]

List of Yamada bugyō[edit]

The Tokugawa placed a bugyō at Ise, also known as Ujiyamada; and the main function of this official was to supervise pilgrims and shrines in the area;[3] and these bakufu officials served as a magistrates for resolving civil disputes, amongst other duties.

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  1. ^ a b Murdoch, James. (1926). A History of Japan, pp. 333-334.
  2. ^ Beasley, William G. (1955). Select Documents on Japanese Foreign Policy, 1853-1868, p. 329.
  3. ^ Papinot, Edumond. (1972). Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan, p. 739.
  4. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen R. (1988). The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day, p. 33.