Sado, Niigata

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Sado (佐渡市, Sado-shi) is a Japanese city on Sado Island (佐渡島, Sadoshima) in Niigata Prefecture.[1]

History[change | change source]

Uesugi Kagekatsu took control of the island in the late 1580s.[2]

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[1] in 1603.[3]

In the Meiji period, the island became part of Niigata Prefecture.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sado" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 803.
  2. 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.
  3. Nussbaum, "Okubo Nagayasu" at p. 747.

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