Soda Hikosaburo

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Official document appointing Hikosaburô to a position as a Korean court official. Replica. Tsushima Museum.
  • Other Names: 皮古三甫羅 (Hikosaburô)
  • Japanese: 早田 彦三郎 (Sôda Hikosaburô)

Sôda Hikosaburô was a resident of Tsushima who was granted court official status in the Joseon (Korean) royal court in 1482. Though he did not live in Korea or serve the court in any concrete fashion, this status granted him benefits when he traveled to Korea to trade.


  • Gallery labels, "Written Appointment by Seonjong (Replica)," Tsushima Museum.[1]