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1486: The Ōuchi Clan's Ban
     on Komosō, Jugglers & Monkey Keepers




"Regarding the komosō, jugglers, and monkey keepers.
These are all to be expelled from this place as well as from the neighbouring villages."

     Quoted from the 'Ōuchi Uji okitegaki', "Recorded Commandments
      of the Ōuchi Clan", entry dated 1486. Trsl. by Torsten Olafsson, 1984.
     Source: NKDJ, Vol. 8, 1973-75.

The 1486 Ōuchi Clan's ban on komosō and others

In 1994, Hosaka Hiro'oki published a more complete reprint of the Ōuchi Clan's
ban on komosō and other contemporary "outcasts".
Dated the 29th day in the fourth month of Bunmei 18, 1486.
However, Mr. Hosaka left out three paragraphs, it is stated in a note in the reprint.
Source: Hosaka, 1994, page 177.

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