gokenin

(from the article `Japan`) During the troubled state of society at the end of the Kamakura period, the gokenin faced difficult times. They had borne virtually all the expense ... ...one-fourth of the whole country. Of these lands, more than four million koku were under its direct control, and three million koku were ... [2 related ar...
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Gokenin

A gokenin was initially a vassal of the shogunate of the Kamakura and the Muromachi periods. In exchange for protection and the right to become shugo (governor) or jitō (manor`s lord), in times of peace a gokenin had the duty to protect the imperial court and Kamakura, in case of war had to fight with his forces under the shogun’s flag. From t....
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Gokenin

A retainer/vassal family of the Kamakura Bakufu, especially those who had served under Minamoto Yoritomo; generally having a certain amount of influence.
Found on http://www.samurai-archives.com/vocab.html
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