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The osakite was the head of security for the main keep of Edo castle. He was also the head of the shogun's guard when the shogun was outside of the castle, and played a role in fire prevention and law enforcement in the city.
- Arai Hakuseki, Joyce Ackroyd (trans.), Told Round a Brushwood Fire, University of Tokyo Press (1979), 322.