Saga Domain (佐賀藩, Saga-han?), also known as Hizen Domain, was a Japanese domain in the Edo period. It is associated with Hizen Province in modern-day Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.
In the han system, Saga was a political and economic abstraction based on periodic cadastral surveys and projected agricultural yields. In other words, the domain was defined in terms of kokudaka, not land area. This was different than the feudalism of the West.
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... The location of Saga Castle was originally a fortified village under the control of the Ryūzōji clan, warlords of a small area of northern Kyūshū in the Muromachi period ... son, Nabeshima Katsushige became 1st daimyō of Saga Domain ... portion was restored two years later in the outer bailey, which was the centre of the Saga domain government for most of the Edo period ...
... took control of the political situation, and by 1607 all of the Ryūzōji clan's domain was under the control of the Nabeshima clan ... In the Edo period this area was called the Saga Domain (佐賀藩 Saga-han), and it included three sub-domains the Hasunoike, Ogi and Kashima Domains ... Also within the current borders of Saga Prefecture during this time were the Karatsu Domain (唐津藩 Karatsu-han) and two territories of the Tsushima-Fuchū Domain ...
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“You are the harvest and not the reaper
And of your domain another is the keeper.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)