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Soba yonin

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  • Japanese: 側用人 (soba younin)

Soba yônin, sometimes translated as Chamberlain, was a high-ranking position in the Tokugawa shogunate; chamberlains acted as intermediaries between the shogun and the rôjû.

References

  • Arai Hakuseki, Joyce Ackroyd (trans.), Told Round a Brushwood Fire, University of Tokyo Press (1979), 323.
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