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A restored kôsatsuba at Futagawa-juku along the Tôkaidô.
  • Japanese: 高札 (kousatsu) or 制札 (seisatsu)

Kôsatsu were signboards hung in Edo period towns to notify people of local laws, ordinances, and announcements.

In post-stations (shukuba), signboards often also listed the costs of various services within the town, including the prices for hiring porters or post-horses to carry luggage as far as the next station or river-crossing.[1]


  • Plaque on-site at restored kôsatsuba, Futagawa-juku, Toyohashi, Aichi.[2]
  1. Gallery labels, Futagawa-juku honjin shiryôkan.[1]