Japanese history - early modern




奥女中, おくじょちゅう

woman in waiting in the inner part of a lord's mansion (Edo period)

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天職, てんしょく

vocation, lifework, calling, sacred task (esp. the emperor's rule over the nation), prostitute of the second-highest class (Edo period)

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太夫, 大夫, たゆう

high-ranking Noh actor, head of a school of noh performance, high ranking courtesan (esp. in Yoshiwara) (Edo-period), joruri narrator, manzai narrator, female role actor in kabuki, low ranking priest in a Shinto shrine, lord steward (formerly the fifth court rank)

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人別帳, にんべつちょう

family registry (of the district) (Edo period), population registry, records of an Edo period census

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檀家, 壇家, だんか, だんけ

family which supports a temple, parishioner

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荘官, しょうかん

administrator of a manor, village headman (Edo period)

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攘夷論, じょういろん

(late Edo-period) principle of excluding foreigners

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旗本八万騎, はたもとはちまんき

the shogun's eighty thousand guards, comprising hatamoto and lower-ranking vassals

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旗本, はたもと

shogunal vassal, direct retainer of a shogun

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御家人, ご家人, ごけにん

lower-ranking vassal in the Kamakura and Edo periods

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狂文, きょうぶん

(Edo-period) humorous literature (humourous)

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踏み絵, 踏絵, ふみえ

tablet bearing Christian images, on which Edo-period authorities forced suspected Christians to trample

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寺子屋, 寺小屋, てらこや

temple elementary school (during the Edo period)

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町奉行, まちぶぎょう

(Edo-period) town magistrate

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浮世絵, うきよえ

ukiyoe (color print of everyday life in the Edo period) (colour)

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歌舞伎者, 傾奇者, かぶき者, かぶきもの

dandy, peacock, early-17th-century equivalent of present-day yakuza, Edo-period eccentric who attracted public attention with their eye-catching clothes, peculiar hairstyle, and weird behavior

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斬り捨て御免, 切り捨て御免, 斬捨て御免, 切捨て御免, 斬捨御免, 切捨御免, きりすてごめん

right of samurai to kill commoners for perceived affronts (Edo period)

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御台所, みだいどころ

wife of a shogun or a highest-ranking nobleman

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公武合体論, こうぶがったいろん

(late Edo-period) idea of uniting the court and the shogunate

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公武合体, こうぶがったい

shogunate marital union with the Imperial Family

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