Kujikata Osadamegaki 公事方御定書, lit "book of rules for public officials" was a two-volume rulebook for Japanese judicial bureaucrats during the Edo Period 江戸時代 It was enacted by Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune in 1742
The book was used to determine appropriate judgements and punishments by servants of the daimyo 大名, but these servants were not required to follow the guidelines of the Kujikata Osadamegaki Rather, they were bound to mete out fair justice only by the Japanese Confucian directive to serve one's daimyō well
- Yosiyuki Noda 1976 Introduction to Japanese Law, trans and ed by Anthony H Angelo Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1976: 31-39
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