1486: The Ōuchi Clan's Ban
on Komosō, Jugglers & Monkey Keepers
薦僧 - KOMOSŌ
大内氏掟書 - ŌUCHI UJI OKITE-GAKI
"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.
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.