The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Gold mining permit



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A permit for the gold extraction under the system started by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. This is a wooden permit that allows for gold collection and the open-pit digging of ore, carried out by individuals or small groups After Hideyoshi, the system was inherited and implemented by Date Masamune. Eventually, gold extraction under this system took root across the region as a people’s occupation. It shows that even in the early modern era, the collection of gold dust in Michinoku, which had continued for over 1,000 years, greatly interested the leaders of the day.

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City Tangible Cultural Asset (Historical Materials)

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