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Shogun / Japanese General

jiāng jūn
shougun
Shogun / Japanese General Scroll

Shogun in the simplest definition is a General but you could also use words such as commander, lord, overlord, highest ranking, or commanding officer.

The title "Shogun" has held some slightly ambiguous meanings at times in Japanese history.

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, but that's really not technically correct. In the case of the Samurai, the Shogun was a designated (by the emperor) leader of a gild of Samurai. In this context, the Shogun was a Samurai lord. Or effectively, a commanding officer of a company of Samurai - to put it in modern military terms.

Sometimes a Shogun was a general, other times he was the leader of a military government in Japan - but not a front line warrior like a Samurai.

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 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 a 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
 joui / joi
    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

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
 tenka(p); tenga; 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

see styles
 shougun / shogun
    しょうぐん
(1) general; (2) (abbreviation) (hist) (See 征夷大将軍・2) 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
(1) (hist) shogunate; bakufu; (2) (hist) shogun's headquarters; (3) (hist) (See 近衛) Imperial Guards office; residence of the Imperial Guards commander

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

see styles
 jikisan
    じきさん
immediate follower (of the shogun)

直臣

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

老中

see styles
 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

隠密

see styles
 onmitsu
    おんみつ
(adj-na,adj-no) (1) secret; clandestine; covert; (2) (hist) spy (for a daimyo, shogun, etc.); secret agent

鬢所

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

お膝下

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

お膝元

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

お膝許

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

ご朱印

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