The Rōya bugyō (牢屋奉行) was a government office under Japan's Tokugawa shogunate, concerned with the management of prisons. The position was hereditary in the Ishide clan, with the head of each generation taking the name Ishide Tatewaki (石出帯刀). The duties of the Rōya bugyō included witnessing executions, summoning witnesses for court cases, and listening to hearings, as well as general oversight of the Tokugawa prison system (particularly the main prison at Kodenma-chō).
List of Rōya bugyō
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- Sasama Yoshihiko. (1955). Edo Machi Bugo Jiten. Tokyo: Kashiwa-shobo.
Tokugawa bureaucracy organization chart
This bureaucracy evolved in an ad hoc manner, responding to perceived needs.
Officials of the Tokugawa shogunate