Sanryo bugyo (commissioner in charge of imperial mausolems) (山陵奉行)

Sanryo bugyo was one of the positions of Edo bakufu which was placed at the end of Edo period to manage and maintain the Imperial mausoleum. It was assigned by Imperial court though it was the position of bakufu reflecting the political situation of Sonno Joi (slogan advocating reverence for the Emperor and the expulsion of foreigners) at the end of Edo period.

In 1862, by the petition of the lord of Utsunomiya Domain, Tadayuki TODA, Utsunomiya Domain was entrusted all the maintenance matters of the shoryo (tombs).

The chief retainer of Utsunomiya Domain Wasaburo MASE went to west for Shuryo (the restoration of the imperial tombs) in place of the lord.

The sanryo bugyo was stationed there to supervise the shuryo work.

On October 22, Wasaburo MASE was assigned to sanryo bugyo orally in the house of Dainagon (chief councilor of state) Toshikatsu BOJO.

In February 1863, Wasaburo MASE became Yamato no kami (the governor of Yamato Province) and on March 7, 1864, praising the completion of repair and maintenance of Mausoleum of Emperor Jinmu, he was assigned to Naganaga sanryo bugyo.

On February 21, 1868, it was renamed sanryo koho bugyo appointed by Yamato no kami, on July 28, an adjutant was placed in sanryo sokanhei and Hirofusa MADENOKOJI was assigned as superintendent general, Tadayuki TODA was assigned as adjutant and bugyo was abolished.

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