Shimōsa Province

Shimōsa Province

Shimōsa Province

Shimōsa Province (下総国) was one of the many provinces of Japan.

Edo Period

During this time there was a hatamoto known as Hotta Masanobu (堀田 正信) who heavily taxed the residents of the province. He ignored there please to ease the taxes, and so eventually a man known as Sakura Sōgorō (佐倉 惣五郎) sent a petition straight to the shogun at the time (Tokugawa Ietsuna).

Hotta Masanobu.

Due to this he agreed to lower taxes, however, as Sakura had gone above the provincial lords head he had Sakura and his wife crucified and his four children beheaded. The crixifiction occurred September 24th 1653.1

Footnotes

1. Yoda, H & Alt, M. (2012) “Yurei Attack: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide” Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.

Former Provinces of Japan
KinaiIzumi * Kawachi * Settsu * Yamashiro * Yamato
TōsandōDewa * Hida * Kōzuke * Mino * Mutsu * Omi * Shimotsuke * Shinano
HokurikudōEchigo * Echizen * Etchū * Kaga * Koshi * Wakasa
San’indōHōki * Inaba * Izumo * Tajima * Tamba * Tango
TōkaidōIse * Kai * Kazusa * Mikawa * Owari * Sagami * Shimōsa * Suruga * Tōtōmi
NankaidōAwa * Iyo * Kii * Sanuki * Tosa
San’yōdōAki * Harima * Mimasaka
SaikaidaōBungo * Chikuzen * Hizen * Hyūga * Iki * Tsushima
Pre-Taihō CodeKibi

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