[DROP-TITLE]: IATSUKAI YORAN [How to Handle Unusual Situations].
One sheet of paper (318 x 465 mm.), woodblock printed on both sides. [Japan]: ca. 1764-85.
In Edo-period Japan, bansho (small buildings or huts for security and surveillance guards) were placed in central locations. There were several types of bansho, and the present document was printed as an instructional legal guide for security men in tsuji-bansho (neighborhood guard stations), located in the streets of samurai residences, especially in Edo.
The guards needed to know what to do and how to proceed in the unusual situations they might confront: deserted children (a child under three is “deserted” but an older child... More