Tanegashima

Tanegashima (種子島?) is an island lying to the south of Kyushu, in southern Japan, and is part of Kagoshima Prefecture. The island is the second largest of the Ōsumi Islands.

It is a long low stretch of land, carefully cultivated, 57.5 kilometers from north to south, and 5–12 kilometers from east to west. On the island, there is a city, Nishinoomote, and two towns, Nakatane and Minamitane. The towns belong to Kumage District.

New Tanegashima Airport serves the island, offering daily flights to Kagoshima and Ōsaka.

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Tanegashima Clan - Origin
... The Tanegashima clan claims Taira ancestry ... adopted by Hōjō Tokimasa, changed his name to Tokinobu (時信) and was given the island of Tanegashima at the beginning of the Kamakura period ... The actual origin of the Tanegashima clan was the Higo clan ...
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... Tanegashima Tokiuji, Tadatoki's father, established a channel of communication to Kinai (central Japan) ... In 1460s the population of Tanegashima, Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu converted en masse to the Hokke sect of Nichiren Buddhism ... Historical sources show that gifts dedicated to Honnō-ji by Tanegashima Tokiuji included Chinese and South Asian products such as silk fabric and pepper ...
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... Although Tanegashima had long enjoyed semi-autonomy, the newly unified Shimazu clan gradually tightened control over the clan ... In 1582, Tanegashima's trade with Ryūkyū was put under control of Shimazu ... Shimazu also forbade Tanegashima from selling lumber to the rulers of Kyūshū except Shimazu ...
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