Yamaguchi Patent Office is located in Haccho-bori, a district famous for "Haccho-bori Doshin."
The name of "Haccho-bori Doshin" originates from public dormitories which existed in the Edo period (early17th century to mid-19th century) and housed 300 police officers, referred to as Yoriki or Doshin, of the town magistrate's office located in the Haccho-bori district.
The Yoriki and Doshin were government officials in charge of the public safety of Edo (modern-day Tokyo) acting as part of the police agency. They were very popular amongst the town's people and were affectionately called "Haccho-bori-no-danna (Masters of Hacchobori)." Nearly four centuries later, Yoriki and Doshin continue to be favorably portrayed in a variety of novels, movies and TV series.Since our office is located in Haccho-bori, we would like to tell you about some clear-cut cases we have handled in the past as narratives of "Legends of Haccho-bori" - even though we are far from being as chic and stylish as the Masters of Hacchobori.
(Please note that the cases presented herein have already been published or had their details changed.)