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大老(''tairou'')
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Japanese: 大老 ''(tairou)''
  
 
English translations: senior counsellor, etc.
 
English translations: senior counsellor, etc.
  
In 1598 [[Toyotomi Hideyoshi]] appointed five major lords as tairô to govern the country during the minority of his son [[Toyotomi Hideyori|Hideyori]]. The go-tairô 五大老 were headed by [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]].
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In [[1598]], [[Toyotomi Hideyoshi]] appointed five major lords as tairô to govern the country until his son [[Toyotomi Hideyori|Hideyori]] came of age. The go-tairô 五大老 were headed by [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]].
  
During the Edo period, the tairô was the chief official under the shogun.  The post was often unfilled, however.  The most famous holder of the post was [[II Naosuke]].
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During the Edo period, the tairô was the chief official under the shogun.  The post was often unfilled, however.  The most famous holder of the post was [[Ii Naosuke]].
  
 
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Revision as of 02:05, 4 February 2007

Japanese: 大老 (tairou)

English translations: senior counsellor, etc.

In 1598, Toyotomi Hideyoshi appointed five major lords as tairô to govern the country until his son Hideyori came of age. The go-tairô 五大老 were headed by Tokugawa Ieyasu.

During the Edo period, the tairô was the chief official under the shogun. The post was often unfilled, however. The most famous holder of the post was Ii Naosuke.

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