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Koku

The koku (石/石高?) is a Japanese unit of volume, equal to ten cubic shaku. In this definition, 3.5937 koku equal one cubic metre, i.e. 1 koku is approximately 278.3 litres. The koku was originally defined as a quantity of rice, historically defined as enough rice to feed one person for one year (one masu is enough rice to feed a person for one day). A koku of rice weighs about 150 kilograms (23.6 stone or 330 pounds).

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Koku
... The koku (石/石高?) is a Japanese unit of volume, equal to ten cubic shaku ... In this definition, 3.5937 koku equal one cubic metre, i.e. 1 koku is approximately 278.3 litres ...
Makino Narisada
... receiving dispersed holdings in Hitachi Province amounting to 13,000 koku ... He was then given an increase in income to 20,000 koku, before being moved to the Sekiyado Domain, which was worth 53,000 koku ... of other landholdings, his income increased yet again to 73,000 koku ...
Shimabara Domain - List of Daimyo
... Lower 5th (従五位下) 40,000 koku 2 Arima Naozumi (有馬直純?) 1612-1614 Saiemonfu (左衛門佐) Lower 5th (従五位下) 40,000 koku Tenryō Matsukura clan, 1616-1 ...
Sasayama Domain - List of Lords
... Matsudaira (Matsui) clan (Fudai 50,000 koku) Yasushige Matsudaira (Fujii) clan (Fudai 50,000 koku) Nobuyoshi Tadakuni Matsudaira (Katanohara) clan (Fudai 50,000 koku) Yasunobu Sukenobu Nobutoshi Nobutsune ...
Shimotsuma Domain - List of Lords
... Tagaya clan (Tozama 60,000 koku) Shigetsune (r. 1591-1601) Tokugawa clan (Shinpan 100,000 koku) Yorifusa (r ... Matsudaira clan (Echizen) (Shinpan 30,000 koku) Tadamasa (r ...