Korei rinji gyoji tomecho

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  • Date: 1736
  • Japanese: 恒例臨時行事留帳 (kourei rinji gyouji tomechou)

The Kôrei rinji gyôji tomechô is a record of regular and special rituals and ceremonies performed by tamari-tsume daimyô[1] in Edo castle, based on the events of the early to mid-1730s. Compiled in 1736 by the Matsudaira clan of Aizu han in conjunction with the succession of Matsudaira Katasada, the document was then passed to retainers of Ii Naosada, who were permitted to produce and keep copies. At least one such copy survives today as part of the Documents of the Ii Household of Hikone Domain (Hikone han Ii ke monjo).

The volume begins with a detailed description of the regular ritual events (kôrei gyôji) of one year, including regular monthly audiences and Tokugawa seasonal observances such as New Year's and the gosekku (five seasonal festivals). It then details a number of rituals or ceremonies (rinji gyôji) performed on special occasions.


  • Okazaki Hironori 岡崎寛徳, Bakufu girei no urajijô to Ii-ke no taiô 「幕府儀礼の裏事情と井伊家の対応」, in Asao Naohiro (ed.), Fudai daimyo Ii ke no girei, Hikone Castle Museum (2004), 55.
  1. Tamari tsume 溜詰 refers to those high-ranking daimyô assigned the tamari-no-ma as their formal waiting room within Edo castle. The assignment of waiting room was one way in which daimyô were ranked or classed. The tamari tsume included many of the shinpan daimyô as well as the rôjû. See Edo castle#Omote.