History[change | change source]
In the Edo period, gold was discovered on the island. The Tokugawa shogunate took direct control of it. It was administered by an official called the Sado-bugyō. Okubo Nagayasu was appointed to this position by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603.
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sado" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 803.
- Goldsmith, Brian (2008). Amassing Economies: The Medieval Origins of Early Modern Japan, 1450--1700, p. 249[permanent dead link]; Nussbaum, "Uesugi Kagekatsu" at p. 1009.
- Nussbaum, "Okubo Nagayasu" at p. 747.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Sado, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons
- Sado Tourism Association English language site
- Sado City website (in Japanese)
- Sado Island at JNTO.go.jp