• Books on Military Science Held by the Ueda Family
    Title Transcription: Books on Military Science Held by the Ueda Family
    Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 107 sets 293 volumes
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Wahon
    Subject: Philosophy, Religion, History, Geography

Books on military science held by the Ueda Family, the chief adviser of the Hiroshima domain. This collection mainly consists of documents on Kosho-Ryu (甲州流) military science, and also contains some images on castellation.

Accession date: June 10, 1933
Supplier: Dai-san Syobo (第三書房)

The Ueda Family
The chief advisers of the Hiroshima domain and grand tea masters of Ueda-Souko-ryu (上田宗箇流). The first Ueda Shigeyasu (上田重安(宗箇), 1563-1650) served Niwa Nagahide (丹羽長秀) and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣秀吉) as a good worrier, learned tea ceremony from Furuta Oribe (古田織部) and he was also outstanding as a landscape architect. His talent was handed down to his offspring. The Ueda family's documents are preserved in Ueda-ryu-wafu-do (上田流和風堂) and Mihara City Library, Japanese and Chinese old books are collected in Hiroshima City Central Library.


  • 『幕末維新の芸藩と国老上田家展』Hiroshima City Culture Foundation, 1989
  • 政治史・茶道史研究協議会編『上田家文書調査報告書』Hiroshima City Board of Education, 2005
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