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Shogun / Japanese General

jiāng jūn
shougun
Shogun / Japanese General Vertical Wall Scroll

In the west, when someone mentions "Shogun" we may be filled with thoughts of gallant warriors. Some might even think of the TV mini-series with Richard Chamberlain. Often westerners use the words Samurai and Shogun interchangeably. So I will clear it up really quickly...

Shogun in the simplest definition is a General. You could also use words such as commander, lord, overlord, highest ranking, or commanding officer, since "Shogun" has held some slightly ambiguous meanings at times in Japanese history.

Sometimes a Shogun was a general, other times he was the leader of a military government in Japan.

Variants of the same characters are used in China for the rank and title of a General of the People's Liberation Army (and the same term and characters have been used for the last 2200 years since the Qin Dynasty).

Chinese or Korean Army General

jiāng jūn
shougun
Chinese or Korean Army General Vertical Wall Scroll

There is a slight variation in the way the first character is written. 將軍 is the more Chinese and Korean Hanja version. So if you want to specifically refer to a Chinese or Korean General, this is the way. Japanese people would still easily identify this as "shogun."

Note: This term is also used for Admiral in Korean in certain context (if you need a better title for Admiral, just let me know).

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

上使

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 joushi / joshi / じょうし shogun's envoy; emissary

上意

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shàng yì / shang4 yi4
shang i
 jōi / じょうい
will or decree (esp. of shogun); emperor's wishes
superior intention (?)

上様

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 uesama;uezama;kamisama / うえさま;うえざま;かみさま (1) emperor; shogun; (2) honored person (honoured); (3) (かみさま only) (polite language) (another person's) wife

中奥

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 nakaoku / なかおく area of the Edo castle where the shogun would work and spend his daily life; (place-name, surname) Nakaoku

公方

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 kubou / kubo / くぼう public affairs; the court; the shogun; the shogunate; (given name) Kubou

勝群


胜群

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shèng qún / sheng4 qun2
sheng ch`ün / sheng chün
 shōgun
greater than the herd

勝軍


胜军

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shèng jun / sheng4 jun1
sheng chün
 Shōgun / かつとき
(given name) Katsutoki
Prasenajit, conquering army, or conqueror of an army; king of Kośala and patron of Śākyamuni; also one of the Maharājas, v. 明王; Viśuddhasiṃha

台名

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 taimei / taime / たいめい command of a shogun or a high official

国人

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 kokujin(p);kunibito;kokunin;kuniudo;kunyuudo / kokujin(p);kunibito;kokunin;kuniudo;kunyudo / こくじん(P);くにびと;こくにん;くにうど;くにゅうど (1) indigenous person; inhabitant of a country; (2) (くにびと only) local; native; (3) local lords and samurai; (4) (くにうど, くにゅうど only) (See ざいこくしゅう) daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period); (given name) Kunihito

大奥

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 oooku / おおおく (See 江戸城) inner palace (in Edo Castle); palace's ladies chambers; shogun's harem; (surname) Oooku

大旆

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 taihai / たいはい banner (imperial, shogun, etc.); standard

天下

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tiān xià / tian1 xia4
t`ien hsia / tien hsia
 tenge / てんか(P);てんが;てんげ
land under heaven; the whole world; the whole of China; realm; rule
(1) the whole world; (2) the whole country; (3) society; the public; (4) supremacy over a nation; government of a country; the ruling power; (5) having one's own way; doing as one pleases; (can be adjective with の) (6) peerless; incomparable; superlative; world-famous; (7) (archaism) shogun (Edo period); (given name) Tenka
the world

天領

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 tenryou / tenryo / てんりょう (1) imperial lands; (2) shogun's demesne; (place-name) Tenryou

将軍

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 shougun / shogun / しょうぐん general; shogun

幕府

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mù fǔ / mu4 fu3
mu fu
 bakufu / ばくふ
(orig.) tents forming the offices of a commanding officer; administration of a military government; (medieval Japan) "bakufu", administration of the shogun
bakufu; shogunate

徒組

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 kachigumi / かちぐみ winners (those who have succeeded socially, economically, etc.); bodyguards in service of the shogun who would walk ahead of him on an outing(Edo period)

御台

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 midai / みだい wife of a shogun or a highest-ranking nobleman; (place-name) Midai

愛妾

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 aishou / aisho / あいしょう (See めかけ) beloved concubine; favourite concubine (e.g. of the shogun)

旗本

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 hatamoto / はたもと shogunal vassal; direct retainer of a shogun; (surname) Hatamoto

献物

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 kenmotsu / けんもつ offering (to a shogun, emperor, daimyo, kami or Buddha)

町触

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 machifure / まちふれ town order (Edo period); order issued by a shogun or daimyo affecting a whole town, and passed on by town officials

直参

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 jikisan / じきさん immediate follower (of the shogun)

直臣

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 jikishin / じきしん (obscure) (See 直参・じきさん) immediate follower (of the shogun); (given name) Naomi

老中

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 roujuu;roujuu / roju;roju / ろうじゅう;ろうぢゅう member of shogun's council of elders; (surname) Oinaka

聖軍


圣军

see styles
shèng jun / sheng4 jun1
sheng chün
 Shōgun
Āryasena

鬢所

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 binsho / びんしょ (archaism) hairdresser's room in the residence of the shogun or a noble

お膝下

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 ohizamoto / おひざもと home territory of a powerful figure; Imperial Court; businessman's turf; Shogun's headquarters

お膝元

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 ohizamoto / おひざもと home territory of a powerful figure; Imperial Court; businessman's turf; Shogun's headquarters

お膝許

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 ohizamoto / おひざもと home territory of a powerful figure; Imperial Court; businessman's turf; Shogun's headquarters

ご朱印

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 goshuin / ごしゅいん letter bearing the shogun's scarlet seal

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Chinese or Korean Army General Vertical Wall Scroll
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shogun
Japanese General
將軍
将军
shougun / shogunjiāng jūn
jiang1 jun1
jiang jun
jiangjun
chiang chün
chiangchün
Chinese or Korean Army General將軍
将军
shougun / shogunjiāng jūn
jiang1 jun1
jiang jun
jiangjun
chiang chün
chiangchün
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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