- 北陸大学紀要 (ISSN:21863989)
- no.46, pp.1-18, 2019-03-31
In the Edo era, there were the foot soldiers “Teko-Ashigaru” in the Kaga domain.They had been engaged in managing the gardens in Kanazawa castle and carryingofficial cargoes of the domain. They had to have the necessary qualities of big andstrong men; it was known that they“Teko-Ashigaru” had a lot of anecdotes about verystrong men. In addition, they had maintained the snow cellar "Himuro" situated in the“Gyokusenin-Maru” garden of Kanazawa castle, and were probably technical experts attaking care of the snow-ice stored in the domain. Matters of the “Teko-Ashigaru” and"Himuro" were collected and discussed by using historical documents connected withthe Kaga domain.