Wooden document no. 27: Hiroomote Kusanamikami wooden document

The place name Hiroomote still exists in eastern Akita City. It is thought that this is the same as the ancient place name Hiroomote Hamlet. This wooden document is from the end of the eighth century which is thought to be when Akita District, ancient Japan’s northernmost district, was created through the merging of several hamlets under the hamlet–district system. Kusanamikami was a deity worshipped in Hiroomote Hamlet, and the wooden document is thought to have been a tag for rice allotted to the deity.