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Hanmotsu

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  • Japanese: 判物 (hanmotsu)

A formal document issued by the Muromachi or Tokugawa shogunate, formally affirming a shugo or daimyô in his territory. The document bore the kaô (cipher/signature) of the lord receiving the territory.

References

  • "Hanmotsu," Sekai daihyakka jiten 世界大百科事典, Hitachi Solutions, 2012.
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