Wooden document no. 71: Emishi banquet wooden document

The title is a reference to the Emishi living to the north of Akita Fort. The banquet included food and drink for the entertainment of guests. This is a tag for food sent to Akita Fort from a person named Araki in Tagawa District, Dewa Province (present-day Shōnai, Yamagata Prefecture). This shows that Akita Fort was a center for northern exchange that offered banquets and provisions to Emishi representatives visiting Akita Fort to bring tribute to Yamato Dynasty.