Sado (佐渡市, Sado-shi) is a Japanese city on Sado Island (佐渡島, Sadoshima) in Niigata Prefecture.
History[change | change source]
Uesugi Kagekatsu took control of the island in the late 1580s.
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.
In the Meiji period, the island became part of Niigata Prefecture.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 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