The Kutsuki were a branch of the Sasaki family hailing from Omi Province. They served as the stewards of the Kutsuki manor in that province in the Kamakura period, and the house continued through the Warring States period and into the Edo period, when some of their members became bannermen (direct vassals of the shogun) or daimyo (provincial lords). "The archives of Kutsuki family" consist of historical documents passed down in the family through the years. The Cabinet Records Bureau purchased them from the Kutsuki in 1888. Containing more than 1,060 documents, the archives were designated an important cultural property in the first year of Heisei( 1989).
This is a document of conveyance of territories, swords and others from Akimori Taira to Tsuneuji, the son of his adopted son Manjumaru (later Yoshiuji Kutsuki), who later succeeded the family of Kutsuki. It is dated September 22, second year of Gentoku (1330). In the conveyed territories, Amanawa, Uomachi as well as residences and lot of Kamakura were included. It is a precious evidence of the aspects of land inheritance in Kamakura, counter signed by Moritoki Hojo, the Regent of Bakufu, and Shigetoki Hoji. It is written on the margin that they have approved the content of the document.
Original size: 34cm and 67cm