Kuni no miyatsuko

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  • Japanese: 国造 (kuni no miyatsuko)

Mainly a 6th and 7th century position translated as "magistrate." William de Bary describes the kuni no miyatsuko as "the old local nobles whose power was at this time [c. 604 when the Seventeen-Article Constitution was written] giving way to that of the central government."[1]


  1. William Theodore de Bary, Sources of Japanese Tradition, vol 1, Second Edition, Columbia University Press (2001), 53n39.